This weekend saw a neck-and-neck race for the first spot at the box office, with the animated 'Rio 2' offering strong competition for last week's champion, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier.' When the dust, debris and feathers settled, the one starring the superhero took the first slot, but there is no shame in a second place that strong.
ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, the first footage of 'Gone Girl' arrives, see fictional vehicles recreated as Transformers, and a featurette explores 'The Giver.'
Released in 1997, John Woo's 'Face/Off' starred John Travolta as an FBI agent who trades faces with a terrorist played by Nicolas Cage to try and thwart his latest plan. The action-packed film was a smashing success with both critics and audiences alike, and became an instant classic. Now, 17 years later, we revisit the cast of this awesome action flick and see what they're up to now.
In 1987 the Coen brothers released their third film, 'Raising Arizona,' which followed repeat criminal Hi McDunnough (Nicolas Cage) and his cop wife Edwina (Holly Hunter), who discover they are unable to have children, so they kidnap one of the newborn quintuplets belonging to a wealthy furniture magnate. While it wasn't a big success upon initial release, 'Raising Arizona' went on to gain a huge cult following in the years since, and is now considered a classic. 27 years later, we revisit the cast of the film and see what they're up to these days.
Sony has plans for two more 'Amazing Spider-Man' movies, as well as spin-offs for villains, including Spidey's greatest foes: the Sinister Six. And while they are the most villainous of the villains, the producers say we can expect a slightly different take on their story when it comes time for their tale to be told in the 'Sinister Six' film, which is being helmed by director Drew Goddard.
Based on a short story by Alice Munro, ‘Hateship Loveship’ stars Kristen Wiig as the sheltered and homely caretaker Johanna who comes to work for a new family, only to have the teenage daughter fabricate a romance between her and the girl’s recovering addict father, played by Guy Pearce. Unfortunately, the film is woefully contrived and Wiig’s tame performance feels like just another underwhelming line on her post-’SNL’ resume.
One of the reasons why Marvel's films are so successful is the way that they're all so beautifully connected to one another, with bits of plot and characters overlapping, and everything so meticulously planned. Here's another connection for you: director James Gunn says his upcoming 'Guardians of the Galaxy' will be connected to 'Avengers 3' -- you read that correctly: not 'Age of Ultron,' but the third film.
ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, watch a video on comic book movie posters, the "homemade" version of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' and fall in love with Bruce Timm's amazing new Batman short.
'Transformers 4' has newly designed autobots, a whole new human cast and some pretty badass-looking dinobots, but according to director Michael Bay, all of that is just the tip of the iceberg. Ahead of the June 27 premiere, Bay revealed that 'Transformers 5' and 'Transformers 6' aren't as far off as we think, as 'Age of Extinction' will kickstart an all-new trilogy. Plus, the man with a penchant for explosions dropped a few new tidbits about the forthcoming dinobot-filled extravaganza.
When you think about martial arts epics, the last name that comes to mind is Baz Luhrmann, the man behind movies like 'The Great Gatsby' and 'Moulin Rouge.' But maybe that's why he's an inspired choice for 'Kung Fu,' which will revive the beloved '70s television series and bring it to the big screen.