May 3, 2009 |
Wearing a trucker hat, battered blue jeans and an air of breezy confidence, Chris Pine walked through the Paramount Pictures studio lot like he owned the place but felt no particular need to show anyone the deed in his pocket. It's precisely that mix of fighter-pilot cockiness and surfer-dude Zen that you would expect from an actor who, as the leading man in "Star Trek," has taken on the biggest challenge of any popcorn-movie star this summer: How to play James T.
November 7, 2010 |
It's time to brush up on your pop culture references and talk about "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. " The genre-breaking cult hit is being released on DVD and Blu-ray. In case you're so behind on your pop culture news, a breakdown: The film, based on a graphic novel series, follows a young man's quest to fend off the seven evil exes of his lady love. Yes, lanky Michael Cera is capable of kicking some rogue butt (we're just as surprised). Oh, and there's an 8-bit Nintendo-style Universal Studios ride opening ?
July 5, 2009 |
"It's not my war," says Shia LaBeouf's Sam in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." "I fear it soon will be," replies the heavy-hearted towering steel of Optimus Prime. And we know, in that moment, that despite his wish to be just an ordinary guy, Sam will become the reluctant warrior. For us, sacrifices will be made. The world will be made safe. We will be saved. And that is one reason why I love summer so. Sci-fi and super-charged heroes once again rule.
October 4, 2013 |
"What the hell is going on here?" Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) asks in the new trailer for the latest Tom Clancy-inspired movie, "Jack Ryan: Shadow One," which opens Christmas Day. Judging from the preview, director Kenneth Branagh ("Thor") and screenwriters Adam Cozad and David Koepp really like the Jason Bourne movies, as "Jack Ryan" appears to have as much in common with Robert Ludlum as it does with Clancy, who died this week at age 66. PHOTOS: Tom Clancy: 1947-2013 Like Bourne, the CIA operative Ryan is haunted by flashbacks and appears not to fully grasp what's happening around him. But he slowly starts to figure out that an international terror plot is about to strike at some of the world's biggest cities, including Tokyo and London.
September 11, 2013 |
Baby Jim or Pam might be real! Emily Blunt and husband John Krasinski are expecting their first child. The "Looper" actress, 30, and the genial "Office" alum, 33, have confirmed reports Blunt is pregnant, their rep told Us Weekly and People . No further details were provided, but Blunt is said to be due in just a few months, according to Us. PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom "We want to have children; I just don't know...
May 21, 2013 |
It's one of the strangest scenes in “Star Trek Into Darkness”: With no explanation or motivation, USS Enterprise visitor Carol (Alice Eve) strips down to her blue underwear, whereupon James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) sneaks a peek. Now, Damon Lindelof, who co-wrote the film's screenplay, is apologizing for the gratuitous sequence - sort of. In an email interview with MTV, Lindelof was asked why the “Men in Black III” actress was obligated to show off her ripped body. “Why is Alice Eve in her underwear, gratuitously and unnecessarily, without any real effort made as to why in God's name she would undress in that circumstance?
October 2, 2013 |
The death of a major creative figure is always a strange moment in Hollywood. It's a time when, as with the passing of Tom Clancy on Tuesday, the legacy of that creator is remembered and lauded, as it should be. But it's also a time when more serious scrutiny of their work can be overlooked or pushed to the side. “I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it,” Mark Twain quipped of someone whose life he apparently...
September 16, 2013 |
Walt Disney is once again turning to the Brothers Grimm for theatrical inspiration. The studio that brought the classic Grimm's fairy tale "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" to the big screen in 1937, said it began production last week on “Into the Woods,” a film adaptation of the award-winning musical that is a modern take on the popular Grimm stories. The movie, set for release on Dec. 25, 2014, will shoot in studio and on location throughout England, Disney said in a statement.
October 30, 2013 |
Los Angeles didn't get chosen as the location for the latest "Fast & Furious" movie, but it did land the spoof version of the popular car chasing franchise. The actual "Fast & Furious 7" has been filming in Atlanta to tap into Georgia's 30% tax credit, though some filming is expected to occur in L.A. But "SuperFast," a parody of Universal's "Fast and Furious" films, began filming in Vernon, south of downtown, last week. The independently produced movie comes from writer-directors Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg, known for the "Scary Movie" films and for parodies of "Twilight" with their satiric "Vampires Suck" and the historical epic "300" with their comical "Meet the Spartans.
May 10, 2007
A good-looking man finds his witty, smart Ms. Right, but friends and colleagues are appalled. The reason? She's overweight. Very overweight. Making its West Coast premiere, Neil LaBute's provocative comedy "Fat Pig" explores the ramifications of a romance that goes against the societal grain, as bias sparks a crisis of conscience and morality. Jo Bonney, who directed the 2004 world premiere production in New York, is staging the show.