Blog Posts by Will Perkins

  • The 7 Bane-iest responses from Tom Hardy’s Reddit AMA

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    "Dark Knight Rises" star Tom Hardy stopped by Reddit this week to take part in an "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) session. Hardy, who is probably best known for his portrayal of the villainous Bane in the final Dark Knight film, hit the popular social news site along with director Steven Knight to promote their upcoming film “Locke.”

    Perhaps it wasn't surprising that many of the questions posed to Hardy were about his performance in "The Dark Knight Rises" -- and, always a good sport, Hardy answered much as Bane would. Here are seven of the "Bane-iest" answers from Hardy during his AMA:

    All part of the plan
    Redditor pseudo_sloth kicked off the discussion by asking Hardy if doing the AMA was part of his plan. Recognizing the “Dark Knight Rises” reference, the actor replied in character: “Of course.”

    “First one to talk gets to stay on my aircraft!”
    Another Redditor took the opportunity to ask Hardy the very same question Bane posed to Aidan Gillan’s CIA Agent character in the opening moments of

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    Not even a super-powered member of the Avengers is immune from the wrath of Marvel Studios. That’s what “Avengers: Age of Ultron” star Mark Ruffalo found out the hard way this week when he began filling his official Twitter and Tumblr accounts with behind the scenes photos from the set of the highly anticipated sequel.

    Clearly thrilled to be back in action with his “Avengers” castmates, Ruffalo tweeted at Marvel to ask if he could post some pictures.

    When he didn't receive a timely response, the actor went ahead and started posting anyways. Here’s a shot Ruffalo snapped of co-star Scarlett Johansson.

    And here’s the

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    After an early draft of Quentin Tarantino's script for "The Hateful Eight" leaked online earlier this year, the director threw in the towel on the project. After going on a lengthy and very public tirade, the Tarantino subsequently sued blog Gawker for copyright infringement for their alleged involvement in leaking the script (they posted the leaked materials).

    Unfortunately for Tarantino, a judge has just tossed his suit against the website, on the grounds that the filmmaker doesn’t really have much of a case.

    “Plaintiff [Tarantino] merely speculates that some direct infringement must have taken place,” Judge John Walter said in a motion. “For example, Plaintiff’s Complaint fails to allege the identity of a single third-party infringer, the date, the time, or the details of a single instance of third-party infringement, or, more importantly, how Defendant [Gawker] allegedly caused, induced, or materially contributed to the infringement by those third parties.”

    Tarantino has until May

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  • ‘Mean Girls’ actor Daniel Franzese writes moving coming out letter to his character Damian

    Daniel Franzese. (Getty Images)Actor Daniel Franzese, best known as openly gay teen Damian "Mean Girls," is celebrating the film tenth anniversary by writing a touching coming out letter to character. In it, the actor describes Damian as an “inspirational” depiction of a gay youth.

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  • How many movies could you make for the budget of ‘Grown Ups’?

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    As the colourfully-worded graph above demonstrates, the cost of making a mainstream Hollywood movie -- like Adam Sandler’s critically-derided 2010 comedy “Grown Ups,” for example -- has gone up considerably in recent years.

    "Grown Ups 2" (2013) also had an $80 million budget. (Columbia Pictures)

    The Sandler film, which features very little in the way of visual effects or explosive action set pieces, somehow cost around $80 million to produce. Of course, "Grown Ups" brought in around $270 million in box office earnings, which means that Adam Sandler can demand higher budgets for his productions, but $80 million still seems very steep.

    It’s an even more astonishing number when you consider how many critically-acclaimed, low-budget movies were produced for that same price.

    For the cost of one "Grown Ups" (one of the most critically-reviled films of the past five years) you could make "Juno," "Drive," "Lost in Translation," "500 Days of Summer," "Little Miss Sunshine," "Don Jon," "Shaun of the Dead," "50/50," "End of Watch," "Moon," "Paranormal Activity,"

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  • Teenagers react to ‘Mean Girls’ ten years after it was released

    Ready to feel old? “Mean Girls” was released ten years ago this month --April 30, 2004, to be exact. To put that in perspective, star Lindsay Lohan was just 17 years old when “Mean Girls” was shot. If the Tina Fey-penned high school comedy had been made today, its star likely would have been born in 1997. Yikes.

    And how does the film hold up ten years on? According to the latest “Teens React to…” video, it holds up pretty well.

    Even kids who were three or four years old when “Mean Girls” was released (they're now high school students! Gah!) regard the movie fondly. It’s very rare for a movie to appeal across generations like this, let alone be quoted a decade later by kids who were basically infants when it was first released.

    Lacey Chabert, Rachel McAdams, and Amanda Seyfried in "Mean Girls." (Paramount)

    Starring Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert, and Lizzy Caplan, the high school comedy has become something of a cult classic in the years since it hit theatres. Most of the people involved in the film have gone on to much bigger careers,

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  • Canada brings out the big guns for Cannes 2014: Gosling, Cronenberg, Egoyan, and Dolan

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    The 2014 Cannes Film Festival is going to be one of the biggest ever for Canada. Although it doesn’t kick off until May 14, the esteemed French film fest has already announced its star-studded international lineup, and Canadian filmmakers and actors are finding themselves extremely well represented.

    Canuck exports in competition at Cannes this year include David Cronenberg’s "Maps to the Stars," Xavier Dolan’s "Mommy," and Atom Egoyan’s "The Captive." The high profile hat trick marks the first time that three Canadian films that have screened in competition at Cannes in the same year.

    Cronenberg's latest film, "Maps to the Stars," is a Hollywood set tale (the first time the legendary Toronto-based filmmaker has ever shot a movie in Los Angeles) that follows two former child-stars struggling to survive the entertainment industry. Co-starring Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Mia Wasikowska, and Olivia Williams, the film is the second collaboration between Cronenberg and "Twilight Saga" star

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  • How will Bryan Singer’s legal troubles affect ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’?

     

    The much-hyped “X-Men: Days of Future Past” heads into theatres on May 23, but some very serious legal trouble for the film’s director now threatens to overshadow the all-star mutant extravaganza. The Wrap reports that “X-Men” filmmaker Bryan Singer is being sued in a Hawaii court for allegedly drugging, raping, and using his power to exploit a 17-year-old boy in back in 1999.

    According to court documents, Singer is alleged to have “manipulated his power, wealth, and position in the entertainment industry to sexually abuse and exploit the underage Plaintiff through the use of drugs, alcohol, threats, and inducements which resulted in Plaintiff suffering catastrophic psychological and emotional injuries.”

    The allegations are serious, but Singer’s lawyers have categorically denied the claims made by the lawsuit.

    “We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit,” Singer’s attorney said. “It is obvious that this case was filed in an attempt to

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  • Exclusive: What do the Trailer Park Boys think of Rob Ford? (VIDEO)

    "Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It" heads into theatres this week, and Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles have been traipsing all over the country to promote their third big-screen outing. We followed them on their adventures in Toronto, and we also sat down with them to ask the important question: What do they think of embattled Toronto mayor Rob Ford? Watch the video above to find out.

    The boys were their usual hilarious selves, giving us more than a few laughs with their off-the-cuff answers:

    Be sure to see "Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It" when it's released on April 18, but in the meantime, here's the trailer:

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  • Exclusive poster reveal: 'Swearnet,' from the stars of 'Trailer Park Boys'

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    This is a very good year for fans of the Trailer Park Boys.

    With a third movie, "Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It," set for release on April 18, Robb Wells (Ricky), Jean-Paul Tremblay (Julian), and Mike Smith (Bubbles) are taking the opportunity to show off their next project: “Swearnet.” What’s more, Yahoo Movies Canada has your first look at the film’s poster:

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    The documentary film follows the post-Trailer Park Boys lives of Wells, Tremblay, and Smith. Out of work and in search of their next project, the three embark on an in-character tour with comedians Tom Green and Carrot Top, attempt to start their own uncensored Internet channel, and try to acquire the TV and movie rights to the criminal characters that made them famous. It’s a raucous look at the trio as you’ve never seen them before - as themselves.

    “Swearnet” will premiere in Canadian theatres on August 22. For those looking to see the three in character, "Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It" hits cinemas on April 18.

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