Are you one of the people who experienced “Pandora Withdrawal” after seeing “Avatar“? Well, Disney is working on a solution for your “Avatar” blues. The entertainment giant announced today that it will be creating an “Avatar” theme park within the Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. They break ground on the $400 million project in 2013 and estimate that it will take five years to complete. Meanwhile, the first sequel to “Avatar” will be hitting theaters in the winter of 2014.
James Cameron, for one, is thrilled with Disney’s plan. Keep reading »
“I’d have a different career if people saw ‘Sunshine.’ All my good movies, nobody sees … The reward for ‘Captain America’ is amazing. It’s always fun to see a giant spectacle film and see the fun stuff—the special effects and s**t—and be a part of that. It’s a tent pole and this big sweeping thing. The process of making the film is what I love — more than the final product. The problem with big tent-pole movies is that you spend six hours of your day in a trailer. That’s a lot of hurry up and wait. You might get through two pages of dialogue in a day. ['Puncture'] was a five-week shoot. You are going to get through eight pages of dialogue in a day. You go home and you’re like, ‘I made a movie today. I acted in a film. I was hired to perform a service and I had to be on my toes and I had to perform well today.’ With ‘Captain America’ … you come home and you feel like, ‘I went to work today.’”
—Chris Evans talks to Moviefone about “Puncture,” the new movie in which he plays a lawyer and high functioning drug addict who takes on a major pharmaceutical case. He says it was hands down a better experience than making “Captain America” and that he’s bummed that not nearly as many people will see it. Sure, Chris might kinda be biting the hand that feeds him here, but all of a sudden I am way more interested in him. I didn’t realize he was more than an action star. [Moviefone] Keep reading »
Oh, happy day! “Bridesmaids” — you know, the number one female-centric comedy ever — is out on DVD and Blu-Ray today. In honor of the film, we’re thinking about what makes for the perfect girls’ night in. Here are 10 essential elements — and remember … no boys allowed! Keep reading »
Let’s face it: keeping up with pop culture is difficult. With more than 1000 channels worth of TV shows, not to mention a new flood of movies and music every week, it’s practically a full-time job to keep up with everything. Luckily, it is my full-time job. So after the jump, your cheat sheet to the TV shows you need to watch, the albums you need to hear, the movies you need to see, and much, much more this week. Keep reading »
I am kind of fascinated by the movie “This Is Not A Film,” which screened at the Toronto Film Festival and has now been picked up for release in the US. The film is by Iranian director Jafar Panahi, who has been sentenced to six years in jail for allegedly making “propaganda against the Islamic Republic” and banned from filmmaking for 20 years. And so he made “This Is Not A Film” while under house arrest. It’s a 75-minute look at a day in his life as he tried to appeal his verdict. It was shot on an iPhone by a friend and, for its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, the movie had to be smuggled out of the country in a cake. Panahi has serious commitment to his craft and I think it’s pretty amazing that audiences will get to see this work. I only hope it doesn’t incur him graver punishment. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
I love a trippy psychological thriller full of raw talent even more than I like mint chip ice cream on a hot September day, and that’s saying a lot. And in this regard, the upcoming film “Martha Marcy May Marlene” looks right up my alley. I’m ready to gobble it down.
The film stars Elizabeth Olsen, younger sister to the Olsen twins Mary-Kate and Ashley, and she looks to be pretty mesmerizing is this role. Olsen plays Martha, and the film follows Martha’s schizophrenic narrative between past and present — past being the time she recently spent living on a farm in an abusive cult and present immediately following her escape from the brutal cult, living with her sister and brother-in-law, who know nothing of her time with the cult, and trying to reconnect in normalcy and come to terms with the terrifying things that happened to her on the farm. Read more… Keep reading »