‘Insidious: Chapter 3′ Scares Up First Teaser – Video
Focus Features has launched its Insidious: Chapter 3 marketing campaign by dropping a first teaser for Insidious 3, right in the midst of October's horror season. The film marks the directorial debut of writer Leigh Whannell, who cut his teeth penning the first three Saw flicks and the first two Insidiouses for director James Wan. The first Insidious grossed $97 million on a $1.5 million budget; Insidious 2 was made for $5 million and took in $161 million. Now Insidious: C… Read
‘Constantine’ Review: Dominic Patten Says Demon Drama Doesn’t Catch Fire
With Halloween just on the horizon, NBC is bring Constantine to the small screen on October 24 as part of its darkly themed Friday night. Unfortunately, as my video review states, where the adaptation of the hugely successful and influential Hellblazer comic series should burn, it barely smolders.
The series is executive produced by David S. Goyer, the go-to screenwriter for DC Comics, with the Dark Knight trilogy, Man Of Steel and the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of J… Read
Aaron Sorkin Confirms Christian Bale In Steve Jobs Role
Oscar winner Christian Bale will play the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs for Sony, Aaron Sorkin confirmed Thursday. “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range, and that's Chris Bale,” Sorkin told Bloomberg News. “He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined.”
Bale was one of a few A-lister names floating around for the Jobs job, along with Leonardo DiCaprio who's now starring in The Revenant for Birdman director… Read
Brad Pitt Squirms ‘Between Two Ferns': Video
Brad Pitt, out promoting The Fury, is the latest celeb to suffer interviewer Zach Galifianakis in his Funny Or Die interview series Two Ferns.
This series seems to have been borne out of that wonderful skit done by the late Chris Farley, where he interviewed the likes of Martin Scorsese and Paul McCartney on Saturday Night Live. That skit worked because he was such a self deprecating lovable bumbler–strangely, he channeled the worst suspicions of every person who… Read
Netflix Series From ‘Damages’ Creators Unveils Title, First Teaser: Video
KZK no more. Netflix's upcoming original series, created and executive produced by Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler, will be titled Bloodline and be released in March, the streaming service said today. Netflix also released the first teaser trailer for the Sony TV-produced drama, about a close-knit family of four adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home.Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn… Read
‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Trailer: Marvel Releases Early Peek After Online Leak
After a low-resolution version of the first Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer leaked today and caused a fanboy flurry online, Disney and Marvel reacted quickly by releasing the official version almost a week early. (Watch it above.)
The original plan was to debut the trailer next week during ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. next Tuesday night. When the leaked video started going viral, Marvel smartly opted to put its higher-quality version online, taking the crisis in… Read
‘Alpha House’ Review: Dominic Patten Welcomes Back Amazon’s D.C. Boys
Just in time for the midterm elections, Season 2 of Amazon Studios' political comedy Alpha House has arrived, and it gets my vote. The Garry Trudeau-created series debuts all 10 episodes of its second season Friday on Amazon Prime Instant Video. Watch my video review of the p, Alpha House has gotten sharper and more importantly funnier with a sophomore season of real laughs, sturdy stories and great cameos and additions to a cast led by John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark… Read
‘The Gambler': Mark Wahlberg In Remake’s First Redband Peek
Mark Wahlberg has a few NSFW words for John Goodman in Paramount's first reveal of The Gambler, the remake of the 1974 drama that nabbed James Caan a Golden Globe nomination and jumpstarted screenwriter James Toback's career. Given his reaction a few years back when the remake was announced, Toback might share the sentiment. This Gambler stars Wahlberg as a college professor struggling with a crippling gambling addiction, with Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael K. Williams and… Read
Joshua Oppenheimer’s ‘The Look Of Silence’ Documentary: Hot Trailer
Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look Of Silence is the follow-up to 2013's Oscar-nominated The Act Of Killing. It won the Grand Jury Prize in Venice this year and was jointly acquired by Drafthouse Films and Participant Media on the eve of that fest. At the time, I posted a clip from the film and above is the first trailer.
Act Of Killing, which had a Best Documentary Oscar nomination and won the BAFTA in the same category, saw Indonesian death squad leaders re-enact… Read
China Format ‘Sing My Song’ Going Wide With Universal Music & ITV Studios Global
Eyeing what could be a new international breakout, Universal Music Group is partnering with ITV Studios Global Entertainment to bring China's Sing My Song to a worldwide audience. The format is a primetime entertainment show from Star China which is the first talent format to be exported out of the Middle Kingdom. ITVSGE is selling it overseas after a deal it entered at Mip-TV in April. This new pact will see UMG support local broadcasters by casting singer-songwriters as… Read
‘Citizenfour’ Review: Jeremy Gerard On Chilling Edward Snowden Documentary
Watch my video review of Citizenfour, the chilling documentary by Laura Poitras about Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked tens of thousands of pages of classified documents about vast U.S. spying operations at home and abroad. The impact of those leaks continues to reverberate around the world.
Poitras, a filmmaker and journalist, previously was nominated for an Oscar for her film My Country, My Country. Here, she records the process that led to… Read
Is Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’ The Next Bollywood Blockbuster? (Video)
Bollywood stars have been having a good run at the international box office over the past year, from Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif's current release Bang Bang to Salman Khan in Kick this summer. Next up is arguably the best-known global Bollywood hitmaker, Shah Rukh Khan, in Happy New Year (see trailer below). Set for day-and-date release on Friday in India, North America, Australia, the UK, UAE and elsewhere, the heist pic reunites Khan with his Om Shanti Om and Chennai… Read