‘Love & Mercy’ – which premiered this week at the Toronto International Film Festival – isn’t the first movie to try to explore the life of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys. There was the 1990 television movie ‘Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys,’ which told the story from the late Dennis Wilson’s perspective. Then there was the more expensive-looking, but still made for television ‘The Beach Boys: An American Family’ that aired in 2000. So, yes, we’ve seen Brian Wilson’s mental health dramatized before.
Recently we saw Paul Giamatti stomping New York streets in a larger-than-life turn in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' so we looked forward to seeing the 'Sideways' actor go a little smaller by taking a role on television with his announced FX pilot 'Hoke.' Now, it seems the cable network has officially opted to pass on the Miami-set 1980's detective drama, sadly putting 'Hoke' closer to "hoax."
Although 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' spends most of its villain time on Jamie Foxx's Electro and Dane DeHaan's Green Goblin, it features a brief cameo from another member of Spidey's rogue's gallery: the Rhino. The new take on the classic villain divided fans from frame one, but some newly released concept art gives us a look at what he could have looked like.
Despite the film's many villains, 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' director Marc Webb doesn't believe the movie will collapse under their weight, especially since he says Electro is the main antagonist, with Rhino and Green Goblin appearing in more minor capacities. Though, as the new 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' clip previews, these supporting baddies still offer some thrills.
The 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' trailer is here, and if you thought this was just going to be a teaser that would mildly hint at what's to come, you're wrong. This new trailer is chockfull of everything you want from a Spider-Man movie, including Rhino, Green Goblin and Electro, plus some preeeeetty interesting hints at what villains could be coming in 'Amazing Spider-Man 3.'
I can't do it. I can't remove myself from the reality of my surroundings and engage with 'Saving Mr. Banks' on pure moviegoing terms.
Maybe it's a fault within me. Maybe I cling to cynicism too much. But if John Lee Hancock's film met me just halfway – if this were a roman a clef and the names of P.L. Travers, Walt Disney and Mary Poppins were changed – perhaps I could get over the hump and care about this picture more. But at the end of the day, this is a movie about Disney, made by Disney, in which a Disney business deal is presented as a transformative good. When the big emotional breakthrough happens at freaking Disneyland that was when I had to get off the ride.
We've heard rumblings of the Sinister Six in future 'Amazing Spider-Man' movies, a plan that would theoretically bring back villains from the first film and the upcoming 'Amazing Spider-Man 2.' Now, we seemingly have some confirmation of that plan as Paul Giamatti has confirmed that he will return as The Rhino in 'Amazing Spider-Man 3.'
We've seen some glimpses of Paul Giamatti as Rhino in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2,' though we haven't seen the real deal just yet -- all the pics have been of the actor in a sort of skeleton suit, designed to allow computer generated effects to be placed around him. And while Giamatti says we likely won't see Rhino just yet, he did offer up a few details about his mysterious villain character.
Earlier this year we were surprised to learn that upcoming 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' star Paul Giamatti would take to TV again for a guest stint on 'Downton Abbey,' though it seems FX has in mind a longer stay for the Emmy-winning star. The cable network has officially ordered a pilot for 1985 Miami homicide drama 'Hoke,' featuring Giamatti in the title role of a mid-life crisis enduring detective.
The ensemble melodrama in the face of tragedy has long been a favorite of Oscar voters. Think 'Crash,' think 'JFK.' Meaty parts for actors, real drama. 'Parkland' is the latest, which focuses on the aftermath of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and has assembled Zac Efron, Paul Giamatti and Billy Bob Thornton (among others) to document one of America's darkest moments.