As September turned to October this year, we revealed that Monster (2003) director Patty Jenkins was set to take the helm of the sequel to Marvel's surprise package of the year, Thor.
Having surpassed most expectations under the confident direction of Kenneth Branagh, Chris Hemsworth's turn as the Norse thunder-god made for an exciting action-fantasy with a smart script and terrific visuals. In the absence of Branagh, Jenkins seemed an interesting but positive choice, as Marvel slapped a 15th November 2013 release date on Thor 2.
Asa Butterfield, the Star of Scorsese’s 3D fantasy adventure Hugo, has been cast in the eponymous lead role in the adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game.
Joss Whedon fans rejoice! After the release of the film's awesome poster, the first trailer for The Cabin in the Woods has arrived.
The Star Trek 2 rumour mill has gone ever so slightly crazy over the past week with claims flying back and forth that Benicio Del Toro had signed on to play Khan Noonien Singh, then that he had but not for that role and now it appears he's dropped out of the film all together.
If Tom Hanks had volunteered for Mastermind prior to filming Larry Crowne, he might fancy his specialist subject to be ‘how to make a light-hearted comedy’. Just add an everyman loser, a dash of dazzling Julia Roberts' smile, some quirky features and a happy ending – et voila!
Hanks plus Roberts should equal cinematic alchemy, and with Hanks himself directing, Larry Crowne could have been an epic hit, worthy of their respective back catalogues. But instead, what we have is a little, erm, ‘meh’.
The rise of gang culture has been an increasingly relevent issue in the UK, this very summer the issue exploded with widespread rioting around the country. Many looked at this problem as thugs wanting everything for nothing, others wanted to look at the deeper issues, the cause of this frustration and violence.
The Interrupters approaches this divisive issue from that angle, following the men and women of CeaseFire, a Chicago-based community program run by former gang members reaching out to active gang members to prevent further violence.
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we've been granted a first look at Sam Worthington's Perseus in upcoming sword-and-sandals sequel, Wrath of the Titans.
Adam Shankman, director of 2007’s musical remake Hairspray and the upcoming Rock Of Ages, starring Tom Cruise and Russell Brand, is in talks to helm a new version of The Nutcracker for New Line, adapted from E.T.A Hoffmann’s original 1815 tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.
John Carpenter's The Thing is a masterpiece. Unappreciated in its time by critics and audiences, the film was a critical and financial failure, but time was kind to it and now it is a critically revered cult classic.
Nearly thirty years has passed, which is ample time for filmmakers to study the intricacies of the movie, so it leaves me to wonder why Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.'s prequel (in name only, this is often beat-for-beat a remake) gets so much wrong.
Every so often there is a film that is best summed up in one word - that word is “delightful” and Romantics Anonymous is one of those films. Director and writer Jean-Pierre Améris has created a light-hearted and often very funny tale of two kind, but emotionally stunted souls who find an uneasy solace with each other. Romantics Anonymous is a relatively brief, cheerful story of love overcoming insecurity, which features two hopeless leads whose charm carries the narrative.