Back in August, we brought you the trailer for Studio Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill, written by Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son Goro Miyazaki. Now, we have word that the English version has a planned theatrical release of March 15th, 2013. Lending their voices to that version will be such top talent as Gillian Anderson, Ron Howard, Christina Hendricks, Jamie Lee Curtis and Beau Bridges, among others. Hit the jump to see who else is joining the party, along with the synopsis for From Up on Poppy Hill.
The first trailer and poster for the comedy 3, 2, 1… Frankie Go Boom have landed online. Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids), and Lizzy Caplan (Party Down) star in the pic which is described as “a comedy about two brothers a girl with a broken heart, a sex tape, an angel and a pig.” Though this could very well delve into farce territory, the ridiculous situations in the trailer are actually pretty funny thanks to the innocent charm of Hunnam and overall stupidity of O’Dowd. We also get the chance to see Ron Perlman playing a transvestite, so there’s that.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Written and directed by Jordan Roberts, the film also stars Chris Noth, Whitney Cummings, and Nora Dunn. 3, 2, 1… Frankie Go Boom will be available on iTunes starting September 10th and will have a limited release on October 12th.
It’s been a little while since we had a porn star update, so here’s a new poster featuring Linda Lovelace. Technically, it’s Amanda Seyfried portraying Linda Lovelace in this new poster for the indie biopic, Lovelace. Splitting hairs. It’s not as provocative as you might expect, but I’m reserving some hope that, as the movie gets closer to release (unexpected pun!), the material gets more and more risque. If that wasn’t the plan, it’s something the Lovelace marketing team might want to consider.
Then again, it’s not all about the sex appeal, since a good portion of Lovelace deals with the abusive relationship between the porn star and her husband, Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard). You can take a look at previously released images, set photos and posters here. Lovelace also stars Sharon Stone, Adam Brody, Chloe Sevigny, Juno Temple, Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Noth, Robert Patrick, and James Franco. Hit the jump to see the new poster.
As the two competing Linda Lovelace biopics continue to race toward the finish line, one moves closer to release as production on Lovelace began today. Variety reports that Hank Azaria, Bobby Cannavale (Win Win), Chris Noth (Sex and the City), and Robert Patrick have all joined the cast of the now in-production indie. Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (Howl), the film has Amanda Seyfried set to star as the titular porn star, with Peter Sarsgaard in place as Lovelace’s husband (whom she claims for coerced her into pornography). But that’s not all, as James Franco is also apparently in talks to appear in the film as one Hugh Hefner. Franco was initially eyed to take on Sarsgaard’s part, but the thought of Franco playing Hefner in full force is almost too good to be true.
Franco’s role would be little more than a cameo, as the Hefner sequence simply involves Lovelace and her husband attending a screening of Deep Throat at the Playboy mansion. Hit the jump for more on the project.
With series like Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men finding plenty of success and praise, period dramas seem to be all the rage on TV right now (especially with Pan-Am and The Playboy Club on the way this fall). Now another period drama is ready to set sail as Variety reports a new miniseries called Titanic: Blood and Steel is set to begin production in Serbia this week. The series, said to be a cross between Downtown Abbey and Boardwalk Empire, focuses on on designing and building the ship against the class-bound backdrop of Edwardian Belfast, Northern Ireland, where financial pressures led to fatal compromises.
The series will be directed by Ciaran Donnelly (The Tudors) and is in the midst of snagging Neve Campbell to play a reporter covering the liner’s first voyage who may have deeper reasons for being on board while Chris Noth is in talks to play financier J.P. Morgan. Meanwhile, The King’s Speech star Derek Jacobi has already joined the cast as Lord William Pirrie, chairman of ship builder Harland and Wolff, the company that built the ill-fated liner. The three actors join a cast that also includes Ophelia Lovibond, Billy Carter, Massimo Ghini, Branwell Donaghey, Martin McCann and Kevin Zegers (the kid from the first Air Bud). The 12-part miniseries doesn’t yet have a network home (though it’s looking to air during the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking next spring) and will be available to buyers at next month’s Mipcom sales mart in Cannes, so stay tuned as more details become available.
Chris Noth wants critics to know that they won’t have the Sex and the City franchise to kick around any more. Speaking to Vulture about the future of the series at the Jack Goes Boating premiere, Noth said
“It’s over. The franchise is dead. The press killed it. Your magazine fucking killed it. New York Magazine. It’s like all the critics got together and said, ‘This franchise must die.’ Because they all had the exact same review. It’s like they didn’t see the movie.”
Yes, our negative criticism has killed yet another franchise. Put it in the graveyard next to other critically-drubbed films like Resident Evil and Underworld and The Twilight Saga and Clash of the Titans. I’m sure the film grossing $95 million domestic off a reported $100 million budget had nothing to do with it.
Expectations were high for the Sex and the City sequel we all knew was inevitable after the first movie’s opening weekend. With hundreds of women lined up hours in advance, decked out in heels and sipping Cosmos, how could Warner Brothers not cash in on the sequel?
And cash in they did producing a full-length feature film, complete with glittery gowns, muscular men and the quartet of friends taking a decadent vacation overseas. Collider caught up with the cast, appropriately enough, in the shoe department of Bergdorf-Goodman to dish on the details of the fun, the friends, and, of course, the fashion. To hear what Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall, Chris Noth and writer-director Michael Patrick King had to say, continue reading after the jump:
Warner Bros. has released 9 movie clips from writer-director Michael Patrick King’s Sex and the City 2. While SATC2 isn’t going to appeal to a huge percentage of our audience, for some, it’s one of the biggest movies of the year and on the same level as an Iron Man 2 or Inception. So if you’d a taste of the new adventures of Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), hit the jump:
New Line has released a new poster and an updated synopsis for writer/director Michael Patrick King’s Sex and the City 2. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon, the movie opens May 27 and some theaters have already begun selling tickets. The first movie did huge box office, and I’m 100% sure the sequel will be another massive hit. After the jump is the updated synopsis and the new poster. If you missed my ShoWest interview with Michael Patrick King, click here. If you want to know what the movie is about and why, it’s very informative.
by David Lane Posted: February 2nd, 2010 at 12:09 pm
Warner Home Video has just released a new clip from the new DC Universe animated movie Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths. The animated film will be released on February 23 and it’s rooted in DC Comics’ popular canon of “Crisis” stories depicting parallel worlds with uniquely similar super heroes and villains. The scene WHV released basically sets up the film’s primary conflict with Lex Luthor (voiced by Chris Noth) explaining the plight of his Earth, and attempting to recruit the Justice League to join the battle against the Crime Syndicate. Hi the jump to check it out. I’ve also posted the full trailer.
Of all the women in my life who watched the Sex and the City TV show, only one enjoyed the 2008 movie while everyone else had mixed to negative reactions to the film. I watched the film and while I know it wasn’t for me, I couldn’t help but feel like the film was overly long and felt suited towards a made-for-HBO movie than a big screen theatrical event. But my opinion and the opinions of my mom and female friends don’t seem to matter much because Sex and the City 2 is hurdling towards us and the first trailer for the film has come online.
I don’t have much to say about it other than there’s two lame puns on the name “Carrie” and Kim Cattrall is almost unrecognizable and I don’t mean that in a good way. Also, a female friend who liked the show but hated the first movie made an interesting point about the sequel: now that Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) is married, what’s the point? How would her character even have a job since her column was about single life in Manhattan? I don’t know the answer to that question nor do I particularly care. Sex and the City 2 isn’t for me.
But if you think it may be for you, check out the trailer after the jump. Sex and the City 2 hits theaters on May 28, 2010.
The first official images from Sex and the City 2 have hit the net thanks to our partners at Omelete. While they look exactly like every image from the first movie, or any episode of the show, I’ll trust they’re from the new one. Also, alongside the new images, Omelete scored a synopsis that can only be described as worthless. Read this:
Romantic Comedy. Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda take another bite out of the Big Apple in the sequel to the 2008 summer blockbuster.
I get it, Warner Bros. doesn’t want to spoil any of the twists, but this is pretty bare bones. Hit the jump if you want to see more of Sarah Jessica Parker and Mr. Big (Chris Noth) getting out of a car and some solo shots.
by Jonah Posted: November 25th, 2009 at 12:48 pm
Warner Home Entertainment’s newest animated effort featuring DC Comics Heroes and villains: Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, arrives on DVD February 23rd, 2010. The film features villains from the classic DC Crime Syndicate. Check out an image and the trailer after the jump.