'Photo: The Weinstein CompanyWhoever coined the term 'Oscar bait' definitely had a movie like "August: Osage County" in mind when they did so, especially now that we've had our first glimpse at the trailer. Really for anyone who has been following the film, based on the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play by Tracy Letts, who also wrote the screenplay, the stars are so brightly lined-up for this project that a lot of award nominations should already be reserved.Read More »from ‘August: Osage County’ Trailer Is a Roll-Call of Oscar Winners
- Kara Warner | Movie Talk – Fri, 10 May, 2013 2:17 PM EDT
- Matt McDaniel | Movie Talk – Fri, 10 May, 2013 1:22 PM EDT
'Star Trek Into Darkness' (Photo: Paramount Pictures)
We are less than six days from the arrival of "Star Trek Into Darkness" in theaters (five if you're planning on seeing it in IMAX). Yahoo! Movies has been gearing up for it with a full week of new "Trek" goodness, and we're topping it off with a first look at the new motion poster. See it below, and keep scrolling to see all the new videos we rolled out this week.Read More »from ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Week Concludes With a New Motion Poster
- Joal Ryan | Movie Talk – Fri, 10 May, 2013 1:21 PM EDT
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Some movie summers are big. Some movie summers are beyond big.
The movie summer of 1993 was outsized all the way, from its successes as tall as a T-Rex to its failures as mammoth as the Austrian Oak.
A look back:Read More »from Summer Movie Flashback: Everything You Need to Remember About 1993
- Mark Deming | Movie Talk – Fri, 10 May, 2013 12:48 PM EDT
Robert Downey Jr. in Marvel Studios' 'Iron Man 3'
Having grossed over $700 million since opening internationally on April 24 and making its American debut May 3, it seems like everyone loves "Iron Man 3."
Everyone except the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, that is.
Some folks in Chattanooga, Tennessee are less than happy about how the city is portrayed in the movie, particularly their Internet service. Chattanooga wants the world to know you can get a blazing fast connection for your computer in their fair city.Read More »from Why the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce is Irked About ‘Iron Man 3′
- Bryan Enk | Movie Talk – Fri, 10 May, 2013 12:43 PM EDT
Actors Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek,Jeremy Howard are seen on the set of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on May 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
Cowabunga! Pics from the New York City set of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (formerly known simply as "Ninja Turtles" before producer Michael Bay came to his senses) have been popping up all week, with the latest batch revealing the pizza-loving, wisecracking reptilian martial artists themselves.
Well ... sort of. We've certainly come a long way since 1990, when the first live-action "TMNT" was released. The actors in that film had to endure clunky body suits; today's technology allows the Turtles to come to life via performance capture technology.
Which makes for an even more humorous sight than any Ninja Turtle costumes could provide. The four actors -- Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Noel Fisher (Michelangelo), Jeremy Howard (Donatello) and Pete Ploszek (Leonardo) -- are dressed in grey and black motion capture suits, which contain gizmos that feed their every move and gesture into a computer. By now we've grown accustomed to the sight of mo-cap suits, though certainly not ones thatRead More »from ‘TMNT’: Set Photos Reveal Pre-CGI Heroes in a Half-Shell
- Will Perkins | Wide Screen – Fri, 10 May, 2013 12:40 PM EDTAmanda Edwards/WireImage
It’s the most divisive job in town. Universal’s upcoming big screen adaptation of author E.L. James’ erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” has some directors chomping at the bit -- and most others trying to avoid the lurid project like the plague.
One thing is certain: whoever ends up in the “Fifty Shades” director’s chair will have their work cut out for them. Turning James’ sexually graphic, bondage-themed page-turner into a major studio picture somewhat appropriate for public consumption is no easy feat.
It now sounds like Universal has found a filmmaker to hire for that unenviable task. Sources are telling Tinsel Town trade mags Variety and The Hollywood Reporter that “Atonement” director Joe Wright is the studio’s choice for “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The 41-year-old English filmmaker is known more for his acclaimed romantic dramas (films like “Pride & Prejudice” and “Anna Karenina”) than bedroom-bound erotic thrillers.Read More »from Is Joe Wright going to direct ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’?
- Mark Deming | Movie Talk – Fri, 10 May, 2013 12:38 PM EDT
Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesRumors have been buzzing for months about who will star in the upcoming film version of E.L. James's steamy bestseller "50 Shades of Grey." But on Friday a reputable source served up inside information on something just as important in bringing the story to the screen: who will direct the film.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Joe Wright is in talks to direct "50 Shades," and is the front runner among the decision makers at Focus Features and Universal Pictures, who snapped up the film rights to the novel.Read More »from Joe Wright Reportedly First Choice to Direct ’50 Shades of Grey’
- Bryan Enk | Movie Talk – Thu, 9 May, 2013 11:09 PM EDT
'Gravity' (Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures)Sandra Bullock and George Clooney find space travel to be mighty perilous in "Gravity," the new sci-fi thriller from director Alfonso Cuaron and the filmmaker's first feature in seven years.
Bullock is taking a major step out of her comfort zone in her first-ever sci-fi film. At one point in the teaser trailer, Bullock, dressed in full astronaut gear and floating away in space says in a panic, "I'm spinning. ... Can't breathe!"
The new trailer opens with Clooney and Bullock sharing an idyllic moment in space, with Clooney musing over how "terrific" the sunrise is from their particular position. A title card then tells us that the duo is 372 miles above the surface of the Earth, seemingly involved in repairing a satellite. It's all very pleasant and set to soothing piano music until some sort of debris smashes into their space shuttle, and from there it's an "Apollo 13" kind of crisis ... except the astronauts are actually outside their ship in this scenario.Read More »from ‘Gravity’ Teaser Trailer: Bullock & Clooney Are Lost in Space
- meriah | Movie Talk – Thu, 9 May, 2013 6:55 PM EDT
James McAvoy in 'X-Men' now (left) and in the 2011 installment (Photo: @BryanSinger/Twitter/Everett Collection)In true "X-Men: Days of Future Past" form, director Bryan Singer has tweeted yet another on-set peek at one of his comic book movie characters. This time he posted a pic of James McAvoy as Charles Xavier on Thursday with the note "#Serpico" – clearly a wink to the 34-year-old Scottish actor's '70s garb.Read More »from James McAvoy Gets All #Serpico in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’
- Mark Deming | Movie Talk – Thu, 9 May, 2013 5:36 PM EDT
Lintao Zhang/Getty ImagesZhang Yimou is one of China's most famous and respected filmmakers and the guy who was in charge of the Beijing Olympics' amazing opening and closing ceremonies. However, he's making headlines today for something that has nothing to do with show biz.
Reports surfaced Thursday that Chinese officials are investigating allegations that Zhang has violated the nation's strict family planning laws, and has fathered as many as seven children with four different women. While such behavior might generate a minor scandal in the United States or Europe, it's against the law in China, where the state carefully monitors population growth. China permits most couples to have only one child, offers rewards for couples that have no children, and levies severe fines against those who opt to have larger families. Penalties are determined based on the offender's income and number of offspring; in Zhang's case, the filmmaker could face a penalty of 160 million Yuan, or roughly $26 million.
Zhang is one ofRead More »from Chinese Filmmaker Zhang Yimou Under Investigation for Fathering Seven Children
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