THE SCRIBBLER Trailer: Katie Cassidy vs. An Identity Disorder

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Even knowing next to nothing about the Daniel Schaffer graphic novel, with a cast including Katie Cassidy, Garret Dillahunt, Eliza Dushku, Michelle Trachtenberg, Sasha Grey and Michael Imperioli, John Suits’ big screen adaptation of The Scribbler quickly got my attention.  The film focuses on Cassidy’s Suki, a character who opts to use a new form of treatment to annihilate her multiple personalities caused by a dissociative identity disorder.

The concept is interesting and the brand new trailer has some curious imagery to go along with it, but as someone with no prior knowledge of the source material, I’m still having a tough time wrapping my head around who The Scribbler is and what she’s capable of.  There’s something intriguing about it, but nothing concrete enough to establish much of a draw.  Check out The Scribbler trailer for yourself after the jump.  The film arrives on iTunes and On Demand on September 19th.

TOP 5: FROZEN, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Trailer Cut Like THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, HOMEFRONT, What to Watch Online, OLDBOY

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Last night I rewatched Man of Steel for the first time since catching it in theaters back in June. Previously, I wrote that the film had me emotionally invested in Supes in a way that only Grant Morrison‘s All-Star Superman had done before. While I’ve since been blown away by Alan Moore‘s For the Man Who Has Everything tale, my second Man of Steel viewing from yesterday corroborates my previous statement. I see the pic as being good, borderline great thanks in large part to the outstanding performances of Michael Shannon and Kevin Costner. The tragedy of Zod’s story was somewhat lost on me during my first screening (perhaps it was dulled by the impressive array of action set pieces). This time around, though, I felt the full brunt of it and I couldn’t help but sympathize with him for knowing no other purpose than to defend the people of Krypton at any cost. Also, the scene where he introduces himself to the citizens of Earth? Downright frightening. Regarding Pa Kent: although I loved every facet of Costner’s performance the first time I watched the film, I was surprised at how much his scenes still resonated with me on the repeat viewing. Kudos to Zack Snyder and Co. for limiting his screen time and, in doing so, making every single second with him in the frame mean that much more.

My Blu-ray pick of the week aside, this week’s Top 5 features Frozen interviews with Kristen Bell and more, an It’s a Wonderful Life trailer cut in the style of Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street, Homefront interviews with James Franco and more, the first installment in Allison’s new monthly list of recommended streaming, and Oldboy interviews with Spike Lee, Josh Brolin, and more. As tradition dictates, a brief recap and link to each of the above rests after the jump.

Michael Imperioli Talks OLDBOY, Working with Spike Lee, Chucky’s Real Opinion on Joe, THE WANNABE, and More

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Whereas both Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Olsen have to live up to the expectations set by Min-sik Choi and Hye-jeong Kang in Chan-wook Park’s Oldboy, Michael Imperioli has the luxury of portraying a character from the manga that’s yet to make it to the big screen.  Brolin leads as Joe Doucett, a brash selfish drunk who’s suddenly plucked off the streets and thrown into solitary confinement for 20 years. Even though he comes out a changed man, the people in his life are left with the impression he made before his disappearance and nothing more. Fortunately for Joe, his life-long pal Chucky (Imperioli) is willing to give him a second chance.

In support of Oldboy’s November 27th release, Imperioli sat down with Collider in New York City to talk about his many collaborations with Spike Lee, what drew him to the role, whether or not Chucky really believed Joe was a guilty man, the details on the Martin Scorsese executive produced-film The Wannabe, and more. Watch the full interview after the jump.

New Trailer and Images for OLDBOY; Josh Brolin Prefers 3-Hour Director’s Cut

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FilmDistrict has released a green-band trailer and new images for Spike Lee‘s Oldboy.  For those unfamiliar with the story, it centers on a man (Josh Brolin) who is kidnapped for mysterious reasons, and is released twenty years later with no explanation.  Once free, he goes on a mission to find his captor and take revenge.  The new trailer is mostly the same as the red-band trailer but with a few bits of new footage.  I keep forgetting this movie is coming out, and then I get interested again once I remember.  There are definitely going to be some new twists and turns, but I’m still curious how far it will veer away from Park Chan-wook‘s excellent 2003 adaptation of the graphic novel.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer, images, and comments from Brolin on why he prefers the director’s cut.  The film also stars Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto CopleyLance Reddick, Michael Imperioli, and James RansoneOldboy opens on November 27th.

Plenty of New Footage Revealed in Behind-the-Scenes Featurette for Spike Lee’s OLDBOY

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FilmDistrict has released a behind-the-scenes featurette for director Spike Lee’s Oldboy, and it reveals a great deal of new footage from the reimagining of Park Chan-wook’s revenge classic.  The story centers on a man (Josh Brolin) who is kidnapped for mysterious reasons, and is released twenty years later with no explanation.  Once free, he goes on a mission to find his captor and take revenge.  In this featurette we see Lee, screenwriter Mark Protosevich, and the main cast discuss the film and Lee’s take on the material.  We also get to see to some very promising new footage, including a glimpse at Brolin’s iteration of the famous hallway fight scene.

Hit the jump to watch the featurette.  The film also stars Elizabeth OlsenSharlto Copley, Samuel L. JacksonMichael Imperioli, Lance Reddick, James Ransone, and Rami MalekOldboy opens on November 27th.

First Red-Band Trailer for Spike Lee’s OLDBOY Starring Josh Brolin

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FilmDistrict has released the first red-band trailer for director Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy.  For those unfamiliar with the story, it centers on a man (Josh Brolin) who is kidnapped for mysterious reasons, and is released twenty years later with no explanation.  Once free, he goes on a mission to find his captor and take revenge.  Lee’s fingerprints are all over this trailer, and the film looks to have a rather sinister tone despite its gorgeous cinematography courtesy of Sean Bobbitt.  There are a couple of interesting deviations from Park Chan-wook‘s original film that are glimpsed, but there are also a few moments that are shot-for-shot recreations from the 2003 South Korean thriller.  Samuel L. Jackson is a welcome presence towards the end of the trailer, and it’s clear that Lee has no intention of toning down any of the story’s violence.  This is promising stuff indeed, and I’m really looking forward to checking out the full film in a couple of months.

Hit the jump to watch the red-band trailer.  The film also stars Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto CopleyLance Reddick, Michael Imperioli, and James RansoneOldboy opens on October 25th.

New Trailer for THE CALL Starring Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin

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A new trailer for director Brad Anderson’s (The Machinist) upcoming thriller The Call has been released online.  The film stars Halle Berry as a 911 operator who, after taking a life-altering call from a teenager (Abigail Breslin) that’s been kidnapped, realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life.  This trailer is a bit more intense and less plot-driven than the first one, and it’s quite effective.  Anderson looks to have crafted a surprisingly involving and potentially frightening thriller, and I’m getting a strong “twisted villain” vibe from this trailer.  Here’s hoping the full film delivers.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Morris ChestnutMichael Eklund, and Michael Imperioli.  The Call opens on March 15th.

First Trailer for Thriller THE CALL Starring Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin

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TriStar Pictures has released the first trailer for the upcoming thriller The Call (previously titled The Hive).  Directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist), the film stars Halle Berry as a 911 operator who, after taking a life-altering call from a teenager (Abigail Breslin) that’s been kidnapped, realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life.  Though the premise is fairly straightforward, the trailer is actually pretty interesting and makes The Call look like it could be a neat little thriller.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Morris Chestnut, Michael Eklund, and Michael ImperioliThe Call opens on March 15th.

Adrian Pasdar and Michael Imperioli Snag Lead Roles in ENTOURAGE Creator’s New HBO Pilot 40

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With Entourage all wrapped up after eight seasons (and a mostly disappointing last round of episodes), creator Doug Ellin is already onto his next project, a new comedy pilot called 40. The series follows four four lifelong friends who help each other navigate life at 40. Basically it sounds like Entourage without all the Hollywood rigamarole, but the cast does sounds pretty interesting. Michael Rappaport and Ed Burns were previously cast as two of the four friends in the project, and now The Live Feed has word that Adrian Pasdar (Heroes) and Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) will play the other two buddies. Pasdar will pull double duty on TV since he is also part of the ABC Family series The Lying Game, whereas Imperioli spent some time with HBO on the aforementioned mobster drama. The cast at least has me interested in the project, and if anything, Ellin knows how to craft a show with an ensemble that really feel like genuine friends on screen.

Michael Imperioli Exclusive Video Interview DETROIT 187

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ABC’s hit police drama Detroit 187 is set to return tomorrow, January 4th, from a brief holiday hiatus. Last week I started releasing my on-set video interviews with the cast and crew, and tonight is one of my favorite interviews of the bunch. That’s because I got to sit down with the talented Michael Imperioli to talk about the show, his writing, what side of the law he enjoys playing, and how he felt about Life on Mars getting the axe. He gave me thoughtful answers and a small rant about how much he dislikes cellphones. So hit the jump for my full video interview, time stamped for your convenience.

Jon Michael Hill Exclusive Video Interview DETROIT 187

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ABC’s Detroit 187 returns from a brief hiatus on January 4th with the 11th episode of the season. The police procedural drama has a nice balance of intensity and humor that helps separate it from other, more morose shows in that genre. Last month I got the opportunity to sit down with the cast and crew on set, and leading up to the return we will have a new interview for you each day. My first interview was with Erin Cummings, and now the second in the series is with newcomer Jon Michael Hill, who plays Michael Imperioli’s partner. Hit the jump for the full interview:

DETROIT 187 Set Visit and Erin Cummings Video Interview

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Police procedural dramas usually aren’t my thing. I generally don’t see the appeal of that genre, but ABC’s Detroit 187 caught me by surprise. The show has a levity to it that is earnest about its setting and the current age we live in. Jokes about cell phones or the difficulty in finding a specific gun shell at a high-traffic bridge lighten the mood and keep the stories interesting. Add a veteran cast, including The Sopranos star Michael Imperioli and NYPD Blue’s James McDaniel, mixed with relative newcomers, and give them interesting storylines to work off of and you have a nice lure. When I got the opportunity to fly out to Detroit and do on-set interviews with the cast and crew, I eagerly accepted. Over the next several days we will have a new video interview leading up to the return of Detroit 187 on January 4th. So hit the jump to check out a recap of the trip and my interview with the lovely Erin Cummings.

Rachel Weisz Video Interview THE LOVELY BONES

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With Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones getting released around the country tomorrow, it’s time for my final video interview and it’s with Rachel Weisz. The reason I got to speak with the cast is our partners at Omelete were invited to the international press day and they sent me to cover it.  So a big thank you to them for making this happen.

The Lovely Bones is based on the novel by Alice Sebold and it’s about a 14-year-old girl named Susie Salmon who is lured into a makeshift underground den in a cornfield and brutally raped and murdered, the latest victim of a serial killer-the man she knew as her neighbor. From heaven, Susie keeps watch over her grieving family and friends, as well as her brazen killer and the sad detective working on her case.  The film stars Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli and Saoirse Ronan.

During my interview with Rachel Weisz I decided to start off my asking a question she hadn’t been asked…so I asked about The Brothers Bloom.  Of course we also talked about Lovely Bones, filming the movie, working for Peter Jackson, and we even talked about Twitter and Facebook.  It’s a great interview so take a look:

Susan Sarandon Video Interview THE LOVELY BONES

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With Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones getting released around the country this weekend, it’s time to post the video interviews I got to do with Jackson and most of the cast. The reason I got to speak with everyone is our partners at Omelete were invited to the international press day and they sent me to cover it.  So a big thank you to them for making this happen.

The Lovely Bones is based on the novel by Alice Sebold and it’s about a 14-year-old girl named Susie Salmon who is lured into a makeshift underground den in a cornfield and brutally raped and murdered, the latest victim of a serial killer-the man she knew as her neighbor. From heaven, Susie keeps watch over her grieving family and friends, as well as her brazen killer and the sad detective working on her case.  The film stars Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli and Saoirse Ronan.

During my interview with Susan Sarandon we talked about Brazil, the SNL Digital Short Mother Lover, playing a fun character in a film filled with tragedy, Wall Street 2, and what else she’s working on.  Check it out after the jump:

Stanley Tucci Video Interview THE LOVELY BONES

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stanley_tucci_02.jpgWith Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones getting released around the country this weekend, it’s time to post the video interviews I got to do with Jackson and most of the cast. The reason I got to speak with everyone is our partners at Omelete were invited to the international press day and they sent me to cover it.  So a big thank you to them for making this happen.

The Lovely Bones is based on the novel by Alice Sebold and it’s about a 14-year-old girl named Susie Salmon who is lured into a makeshift underground den in a cornfield and brutally raped and murdered, the latest victim of a serial killer–the man she knew as her neighbor. From heaven, Susie keeps watch over her grieving family and friends, as well as her brazen killer and the sad detective working on her case.  The film stars Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli and Saoirse Ronan.

During my interview with Stanley Tucci we talked about his hesitation to take the role of a serial killer, working with Peter Jackson, filming on location, how does he decide to get involved in a project, and a bit on his next film Burlesque.  Watch it out after the jump:

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