We're still years away from an 'Avengers' sequel (we've got at least four stand-alone Marvel movies to get through first), but the rumors are already flying about which characters will join the roster in part two and who will play them. The current nugget floating around these here internet parts is that Emily Blunt is being eyed for the role of Ms. Marvel.
The success of Rian Johnson’s ‘Looper’ is great news for fans of wholly original movies, because the Sony-distributed, time travel-based hit is not based on a novel or comic book or toy or anything else, and hopefully it is a harbinger of things to come. But that originality may spawn unoriginality as the success of the film may dictate a 'Looper 2.' Should there be a 'Looper 2?' Could there be a 'Looper 2?' We investigate.
One of the films that most impressed the crowds at Comic-Con 2012 was the upcoming sci-fi-action-thriller 'Looper' starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt. We sat down with Ms. Blunt right before she went on stage at Hall H to talk shooting shotguns, learning to love sci-fi and her upcoming film with Tom Cruise.
Why didn’t ‘The Devil Wear Prada’ get a sequel? Even ‘Garfield’ got ‘A Tale of Two Kitties.’ And ‘Prada’ was a flat-out hit. It earned $326M worldwide (on a reported $35M budget). It nabbed Meryl Streep yet another Oscar nomination. And it elevated the already rising stars of both Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt. All of these factors should have led to a sequel. Now, 6 years later, it just might.
Much of the focus surrounding Rian Johnson’s ‘Looper’ has been about either the time-travel aspect of the plot, or the fact that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis were playing the same character at different stages of his life. Well, Emily Blunt grabbed a shotgun and is demanding we pay a little attention to her character. And who are we to disappoint a lady?
Y'know how popular comedies often get an "Extended Cut" on DVD? 'The Five-Year Engagement' skipped a step and released its extended cut straight to theaters. It's 124 minutes long, and at least 30 minutes too long. There's a good movie in here, maybe even a great one. But it's buried beneath an awful lot of shoulda-been-deleted scenes.
Often independent films can look like a simple one-note premise that feature a name (often from TV) or two there to make it something that might get a theatrical release. Lynn Shelton's 'Your Sister's Sister' is not that kind of movie. Done in her improv style, the film casts Emily Blunt, Mark Duplass and Rosmarie Dewitt in a love triangle of sorts. Check out the trailer...