This week we have new images from The Amazing Spider-Man shoot that took place in New York and a video of the set showing the web-slinger in action.
If you have not seen Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, I have no idea why you are wasting your time here: Go out and see both films immediately!
Return promptly to thank me and then read on about plans for a third installment.
No, this isn’t a remake of the animated children’s Christmas classic (come on, Scorsese’s last film was Hugo so it’s an easy mistake to make!) but an adaptation of the bestselling novel that the legend has been confirmed to direct by Working Title Films (via THR).
The first All-Night Bad Movie Experience took over screens one and two at the Broadway Cinema in Nottingham. This feast of cinematic junk food began at 11pm on Saturday the 19th of November and ended at 7.45am the next morning. The event certainly lived up to its name, bringing the impressively busy crowd four feature films that scrape the bottom of the barrel in terms of quality to the extent that they are all kinds of amazing as far as entertainment value goes. Three of the four films were shown from vintage 35mm prints, and in-between each movie we were treated to some beautifully trashy trailers, also from 35mm prints. The four films chosen for this inaugural event were Tommy Wiseau's notorious vanity project THE ROOM, the so-bad-it's-actually-incredible 80's action cheese of SAMURAI COP, the classic (and some would say rather misplaced on this bill) Patrick Swayze action drama ROAD HOUSE and the chainsaw-swinging mayhem of grindhouse horror movie PIECES. The trailers we were blessed with included THEY LIVE, THE STUFF, THE TIGRESS, STARCRASH, MY BLOODY VALENTINE and the sing-a-long joy of FLASH GORDON. A prize draw (with damn fine prizes) took place after Samurai Cop, and was a great addition to proceedings. Okay, let's take a look at the movies themselves.
When a cinematic family move into a new house in which the previous tenants were murdered, it’s only too easy to presume that either one of the children will become possessed or that the house is built in an ancient burial ground. Beginning just as The Amityville Horror did, Dream House film could have easily concluded in the same way. Thankfully, it doesn’t, and it takes another direction with some delicious twists of genre. It is a thriller, and whilst it has the essence of ghosts and creaky stairways, it plays on such clichéd scares to build itself up.
Awards season is in full swing now, and movie lovers get their first taste of the elation and outrage that comes with it, as The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announce that 15 film shortlist for the Documentary Feature category.
Following the recently revealed Empire covers of Batman and Bane, even more brand new photos from The Dark Knight Rises are revealed. The images show a lot more of Tom Hardy's Bane, as the villains are always the most exciting prospect of a Batman movie. Sorry, Batman.
Renowned for keeping his films shrouded in secrecy, any details revealed about Christopher Nolan’s films - however small – are leapt upon by movie geeks like you and I. So it is particularly exciting just to see images of the main protagonists revealed for the third instalment of the brilliantly revived Batman franchise, the Dark Knight Rises, for two different covers of the next issue of Empire.
It is always disheartening to see a talented director leave a project. Even when it is something as uninspiring as a remake of an old TV show, the presence of a genuine creative force holds the promise of something that will transcend the usual adaptation trappings. It is in this spirit that I sadly relay news that Oscar-winning filmmaker, Steven Soderbergh, has dropped out of his take on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
The marketing for the first Expendables movie hinged entirely on selling the ensemble, even if the pay off failed to live up to expectations, the idea of the film is still something pretty incredible.
The brand new poster for The Expendables 2 continues this trend and the line-up is even more enticing than ever.