Joaquin Phoenix), looked like a lot of fun to make. It’s why the question of “How fun was Space Camp?” came up during our recent Facebook Live interview with Thompson, the actress-turned-director whose new film The Year of Spectacular Men premiered last week at the L.A. Film Festival.
In a Facebook Live chat with Yahoo Movies, 'Back to the Future' star describes makeup process that in the film made her look age she is now in real life
During Yahoo Movies' Facebook Live chat with Lea Thompson, she stands behind her role in '80s cult favorite 'Howard the Duck' — and its fans
We noticed something interesting while perusing the IMDb credits one Jason Mantzoukas, the prolific funnyman best known for his role as Rafi, the “homeless, ethnic Santa Claus” of the TV favorite The League, as well as countless movie and TV roles. The inane emergency room M.D. he played in the 2014 comedy hit Neighbors was “Doctor Theodorakis.” And the pop-up casino tycoon he plays in the upcoming Will Ferrell-Amy Poehler comedy The House is “Frank Theodorakis.”
In Facebook Live chat with Yahoo Movies, Tom Holland talks about collection of tie-ins based on his character, how they decorate his new apartment
Patty Jenkins’ blockbuster take on the most iconic female superhero in comics — opened to a historic $103.5 million at the box office. Receiving a much quieter release on the other end of the budgetary spectrum was Band Aid, a critically acclaimed indie that arrived in select theaters with its own set of admirable credentials in the male-dominated movie business. Writer/director/producer/star Zoe Lister-Jones (Breaking Upwards, TV’s Life in Pieces) hired an all-female production crew to work on the musical rom-com.
Actor tells Yahoo Movies that 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' is not just a superhero movie, but also could stand on its own as a high-school/coming of age movie
Tom Holland had a friend in a high place when it came to auditioning for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In 2013, Holland bonded with Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, as the pair endured the shared experience of suffering through 500-calorie-per-day diets to play shipwrecked whalers in Ron Howard’s 2015 historical drama In the Heart of the Sea. “I sent him an email while auditioning, sort of like, ‘Hey, Chris, so I’m auditioning for Spider-Man. Can you let them know that I’m amazing or something?'” Holland recalled to us in a Facebook Live interview.
Tom Holland is in full Peter Parker mode, with his first Marvel Cinematic Universe standalone entry, Spider-Man: Homecoming, five weeks out and back-to-back Avengers films currently in production in Atlanta. “I didn’t know much about it… It [came from] a conversation I had with [Sony CEO] Tom Rothman about the potential of different movies that I’d like to work [on] with Sony. With Holland taking up the mantle as Nathan Drake, it stands to reason that the next character the studio will need to cast is Drake’s faithful ally/mentor, Sully.
Twenty years ago today the comedy favorite Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion hit movie theaters, and to mark the anniversary the film’s director, David Mirkin, joined Yahoo Movies for a Facebook Live interview. Mirkin, also a key architect of The Simpsons, dropped all sorts of nostalgic nuggets about the film, which memorably paired Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow as clueless twentysomethings determined to fake their success at their 10-year reunion in Tucson, Arizona. One of the best tidbits came when Mirkin recounted how he convinced Will Ferrell to make a cameo in the film, only to cut the scene following a test screening.
At this point we are well within reason to expect absurdly over-the-top — and possibly logic-defying — stunt pieces in our Fast and Furious movies. We’ve seen cars parachute from planes, cars jump skyscrapers, and cars do… tons of others things cars have no business doing.
In 2008 it was announced that F. Gary Gray would direct Marvin, a biopic based on the life of the late legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye. “This is my passion project, the one that I wake up every day thinking about,” Gray said at the time. “I always say Marvin Gaye, just because I love his music,” Gray (Friday, Straight Outta Compton) told Yahoo Movies when we asked about his dream project during a Facebook Live promoting his latest film, The Fate of the Furious.
After three decades of potshots and putdowns stemming from the much-maligned 1986 film, Howard the Duck made a big comeback following his cameo during the end credits of Marvel’s 2015 megahit Guardians of the Galaxy. With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 weeks from opening, the subject of Sir Duck from Duckworld came up with director James Gunn (who wrote and produced the new thriller The Belko Experiment) during a Facebook Live interview with Yahoo Movies, and the filmmaker hilariously echoed the sentiments of comic book fans worldwide: He really loves Howard the Duck the character, and really detests that movie Howard the Duck. “I’m a huge Howard the Duck fan,” Gunn said of the character first introduced by Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik in Marvel Comics’ 1973 Adventure Into Fear No. 19.
James Gunn came into Yahoo Studios Thursday for a Facebook Live discussion about The Belko Experiment — the bloody new workplace thriller he wrote and produced — but conversation inevitably turned to that other little property he masterminds, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. The big news surrounding the MCU’s outer-space odyssey today revolved around Gunn seemingly confirming a threequel ahead of May’s release of Vol. 2. In simplest terms, his comments should not be viewed as an announcement that there will in fact be a Vol. 3….
For a sampling of what you might expect at Saturday’s 32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards, look no further than our Facebook Live interview with its hilarious cohosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney (watch above).
Since her breakout role as Tyra Collette on the beloved television drama Friday Night Lights (#ClearEyesFullHeartsCantLose), Adrianne Palicki has participated in some grand-scale productions. As Baby, Baby, Baby hits DVD and Digital HD, Palicki dropped by Yahoo Studios for a Facebook Live interview (watch above) to tell us all about her new indie, plus her idea for a FNL spin-off and what she thinks went wrong with her failed Wonder Woman pilot. Palicki got to explore her artsy side in Baby, Baby, Baby.
There’s rarely a dull moment in Sleepless, the new action flick starring Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan that remakes the 2011 French import Sleepless Night. Foxx plays a Las Vegas detective deep undercover with an Internal Affairs officer (Monaghan) hot on his trail over the course of an eventful night at a casino. Foxx and Monaghan — who had previously appeared together in the 2010 comedy Due Date — joined Yahoo Movies for an action-packed Facebook Live interview, which you can watch above.
As men at odds over a young woman (one’s daughter, the other’s girlfriend), Bryan Cranston and James Franco go head-to-head in the new comedy Why Him? Cranston is Ned, a Michigan businessman who’s less-than-thrilled when he flies the family to Northern California and meets Laird (Franco), the eccentric, foul-mouthed Silicon Valley billionaire dating his daughter (Zooey Deutch).
Dominic Monaghan says he’s often asked which of his under-the-radar films would he recommend most. Now, however, the 39-year-old Brit and alum of Lord of the Rings and Lost has a different response: his new low-budget psychological thriller Pet, which he describes as “Fatal Attraction meets (500) Days of Summer.” In the film, Monaghan is Seth, a lonely employee at an animal shelter who cooks up a twisted dish of revenge when he’s dissed by Holly (Ksenia Solo), a former high school crush he reconnects with years later. Monaghan dropped by Yahoo Studios Monday for a Facebook Live interview (watch above), where we talked about Pet, why there are so few female characters on Sesame Street, and a few other random subjects.
Bryce Dallas Howard filmed Jurassic World and Pete’s Dragon — two tentpole blockbusters featuring behemoth CGI creatures — in such close proximity the actress admits that there were points where she forgot which set she was on. The 35-year-old mother of two recently appeared in an episode of Netflix’s buzzed-about series Black Mirror and will soon be seen in the December drama Gold opposite Matthew McConaughey. In between she chatted with Yahoo Movies for a Facebook Live (watch above) to promote this week’s home release of Pete’s Dragon, Disney’s live-action update of the 1977 favorite.
You may have noticed an uptick in Space Jam nostalgia on the interwebs today. To celebrate, we had voice actors Bob Bergen and Bill Farmer join us for a live chat on Facebook, which you can watch above. Together, these two voiced a handful of the Looney characters that hit the hardwood with M.J. (and Bill Murray, of course) in the 1996 hit: Bergen is the man behind Marvin the Martian, Porky Pig, and Tweety, while Farmer did Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, and Sylvester the Cat.
The new romantic dramedy Rules Don’t Apply marks the first film in 15 years from Warren Beatty, who wrote, directed, produced, and stars in the picture as eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes. Just as central to the film, however, are young leads Alden Ehrenreich and Lily Collins. Collins (Mortal Instruments) plays Marla Mabrey, a straight-edged singer-actress from rural Virginia who moves to Hollywood in the 1950s under the “employment” of Hughes, who was infamous for keeping a small army of beautiful actresses under contract for his production studio, RKO Pictures, even if he didn’t have any films for them.
It’s a tale as old time, but Beauty and the Beast became forever etched into the pop-culture consciousness in 1991 thanks to Disney’s mega-hit, the first animated film ever to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. To celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary (and its sparkly new Blu-ray edition), the film’s lead voice star Paige O’Hara — a Broadway actress best known at the time for the 1983 revival of Showboat — stopped by Yahoo Movies for a Facebook Live interview (which you can watch above). —The filmmakers hired O’Hara to play the free-spirited bookworm Belle for her voice and her voice alone, which she found out after five minutes of first doing a more cartoonish, Ethel Merman-esque riff on the character.
The new sci-fi thriller Morgan centers around a genetically engineered human (Anya Taylor-Joy) who may or may not pose a serious threat to the team of scientists that has spent years creating and studying her. Mara (House of Cards, Fantastic Four) joined Yahoo Movies for a Facebook Live interview (watch above), where she talked about the new film directed by Luke Scott, son of her Martian helmer (and genre master) Ridley Scott, who served as producer.
It’s rare we have to label our interviews NSFW, but things went blue very quickly when Ben Schwartz stopped by Yahoo for a Facebook Live chat about his new film, The Intervention (watch above). In a nutshell, we asked Schwartz (best known for TV’s Parks and Recreation and House of Lies) how he and co-star Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) prepared for all the heavy petting they’d have to do in the film. The Intervention, by the way, marks the directorial debut of Clea DuVall (Argo) and follows a group of thirtysomething friends who gather for a weekend away with the secret intention of convincing their miserable married friends (Cobie Smulders and Vincent Piazza) to get divorced.