We’re gearing up for this weekend’s 2015 Golden Globe awards, but there’s another major awards event on the horizon, in case you somehow forgot: the 2015 Academy Awards. This year, the nominees will be revealed during a two-part live event, with actor Chris Pine and directors J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón making the announcements for all 24 awards categories.
‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,’ the latest (but by no means the first) attempt to reboot Tom Clancy’s long-running spy series, opened in theaters last January to mediocre reviews and box office. According to Box Office Mojo, it is the 44th-highest-grossing movie of 2014, right behind ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue.’ Yes, in a race between the latest version of a classic espionage franchise and the sequel to the spinoff of ‘Cars’ (that stars the voice of Dane Cook), the sequel to the spinoff of ‘Cars’ (that stars the voice of Dane Cook) won.
Jimmy Fallon has beaten plenty of superstars on his ‘Tonight Show’ when it comes time to break out the drinking games—maybe these things are fixed! maybe Fallon is just really good at games!—but few talents have turned in such an all-around dismal performance as Chris Pine did last night. The ‘Into the Woods’ star could not catch a break when it came to Battleshots, a wicked little hybrid of Battleship and, well, shots of tequila, and Fallon nearly broke the poor man.
The first 'Into the Woods' trailer was strangely lacking in singing, which was an odd way to sell a movie based on one of the most beloved of all modern musicals. Thankfully, Disney has course corrected with trailer number two, which actually lets us see and hear the ensemble cast performing Stephen Sondhiem's iconic songs. It's an improvement by default.
Some ideas just aren’t cut out for sequels. ‘The Hangover’ was ingenious and hilarious—for one movie. But another ‘Hangover’? With the same guys? That doesn’t make a ton of sense. ‘The Blue Lagoon’ was striking and exotic. But a ‘Return to the Blue Lagoon’? More castaways? On the exact same deserted island? Sorry, no thanks. To the list of concepts that could not support a sequel but got one anyway, we can now add ‘Horrible Bosses 2,’ a flimsy retread of the 2011 comedy that had barely enough material to fill one film.
When we saw the initial teaser for Disney's 'Into the Woods' movie, the thing that was missing from our first peek at the upcoming musical was the actual, you know, musical part. But thanks to this new featurette on the film, we can hear bits and pieces of the songs from the adaptation of the classic musical, from the mouths of stars like Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick.
Following this morning's first look at Johnny Depp's Big Bad Wolf and his Big Dumb Hat from the upcoming musical film 'Into the Woods,' Entertainment Weekly has released even more official photos -- this time featuring more of Anna Kendrick's Cinderella and Chris Pine's Prince Charming, and less Big Bad Wolf. Sorry, silly hat fans.
A new, full trailer for 'Horrible Bosses 2' has arrived, and in it we see just what it is that has driven our favorite bad co-workers/besties to such horrible lengths this time around: turns out, being an entrepreneur isn't as easy as you might think, and neither is kidnapping ... or, uh, "kidnaping." They're not so great at spelling, either.
'Stretch' has gone through a bit of a rough period. The film, directed by Joe Carnahan and produced by Jason Blum, was originally set for a theatrical premiere back in March, but Universal Studios decided to drop it from its release slate, choosing to utilize other creative methods. Now, with an Amazon and iTunes release on October 7, and a VOD release on October 14, the first 'Stetch' trailer has debuted online.
The second full trailer for 'Horrible Bosses 2' is here, and it features some seriously amateur kidnapping maneuvers, as the guys try to put together a foolproof plan to help Chris Pine's character get revenge on his dear old dad, played by Christoph Waltz. If these guys can't even spell "kidnapping" correctly, we don't see this thing turning out very well.