Look, we know the job market is tight these days, but perhaps Jake Gyllenhaal ‘s character in “Nightcrawler” is coming on a little strong. Lou Bloom really, really wants to make it in crime journalism, and right now he’s winging it freelance-style, but he’s trying to persuade a television news type named Nina (Rene Russo) to hire him. “I’m a hard worker, I set high goals, and I’ve been told that I’m persistent,” he says,” but he’s also looking like maybe he toes the line between persistent and downright psycho. We really feel for the people who stumbled upon Lou’s “ad” on Craigslist for a gig, but then again, we’ve seen what people post on CL so turnabout’s fair play. It doesn’t help that Lou’s beat is nighttime crime, which means creeping on gnarly scenes across Los Angeles.
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What if you could catch bad guys … before they did bad things? That’s the premise behind “Predestination,” a film based on Robert Heinlein’s 1959 short story “All You Zombies.” Ethan Hawke stars as a “temporal agent” who uses time travel to right wrongs — before they happen.
Move over Vanilla Ice : There’s a new gang who’s cornering the market on crime-fighting turtle-themed rap music. In promotion of the new Michael Bay-produced “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” flick set to hit theaters this summer, studio Paramount has released a new single that will be on the movie’s soundtrack and feature in the film. The track, “Shell Shocked,” is performed by Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and Ty Dolla $ign, and perhaps intentionally reminds us quite a bit of “Ninja Rap,” the single performed by Vanilla Ice in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.” Unlike “Ninja Rap,” however, “Shell Shocked” is a bit more creative with its verses and chorus, though it can’t resist some cheesy lines of its own.
The first teaser trailer for ” Fifty Shades of Grey ” is finally here, and naturally, it was revealed by Beyonce. Wait, what? In a surprise move, Queen Bey was the first to get her hands on — and share — the clip, most likely because it features a sexy, slowed-down version of her 2003 hit, “Crazy in Love.” The singer shared the video on her Instagram account over the weekend with the simple caption #FiftyShades. So what to make of the 15-second clip?
There’s an exciting charity opportunity coming in the form of the Star Wars: Force for Change, a UNICEF-affiliated movement that will allow for some lucky fans to come to the set of ” Star Wars: Episode VII ” and actually be an extra in the movie. While charity is cool and all, what’s really been making waves are the videos that “Star Wars: Episode VII” director J.J. Abrams has been steadily releasing, giving us tantalizing tastes of the new space epic. And this newest one is a doozy. In the video, Abrams is standing in front of some kind of structure
Helen Mirren wants to give us what we want, and what we want is a Helen Mirren who can deliver one-liners with gusto and give as good as she gets. Which is why she’s the perfect Dame (sorry, Judy Dench ) to play Madame Mallory, the prim and proper (and stubborn as all get out) proprietor of a Michelin-starred restaurant in the French countryside, in ” The Hundred-Foot Journey .” The movie, which has the impressive credentials of being produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg , and directed by Lasse Hallström (” Chocolat “), concerns an Indian family that opens a restaurant directly across from Madame Mallory’s very fancy French restaurant, an establishment that draws guests in the form of prime ministers, presidents, and other assorted dignitaries. In this preview, debuting exclusively on Moviefone, Papa Kadam is very angry with Madame Mallory about her insistence that his son, the very talented Hassan, come work in her kitchen.
Last summer’s R-rated ghost story ” The Conjuring ” was scary. Like really, really scary. Like, if something happened to the projector during our 10 am press screening on a warm, bright summer day, and the film would have been interrupted or cancelled, then we would have been completely okay with that. Others felt the same way, and the movie scared up over $300 million in worldwide box office. That’s enough for Warner Bros and New Line to begin building a franchise around the film – while a sequel is tentatively scheduled for next year, a spin-off has already been shot and will be coming out this Halloween
” Rush Hour ” director (and super nice guy) Brett Ratner has teamed up with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to right the wrongs of this year’s earlier ” Hercules Movie That Shall Not Be Named ,” with the more simply titled and far more promising ” Hercules ,” out July 25, from Paramount. We have an exclusive preview to share with you today, and trust me, it’s a lot more dreamy than one of the 12 labors. In the preview, we get introduced to Irina Shayk , a Sports Illustrated model making her acting debut in “Hercules.” It’s safe to say that she would probably be worth fighting some kind of horrible Greek myth monster just to stand beside, let alone marry. As Ratner explains in the clip: “Hercules is a superstar
In the future, everybody’s already dead — but maybe one man can stop it. Syfy debuted a trailer for its series version of Terry Gilliam ‘s iconic movie ” 12 Monkeys ” at the Television Critics Association press tour yesterday, and now it’s available for everyone else online. The 1995 head-tripper of a movie starred Bruce Willis , Madeleine Stowe , and Brad Pitt , and was an instant classic. In Syfy’s “12 Monkeys,” Aaron Sanford (“Nikita”) plays Cole, a convict sent back in time to try to prevent a deadly plague. Amanda Schull (“Suits”) steps into Stowe’s role as Dr
Think that Iron Man is getting a little paunchy for the robotic costume? Worried about the crows-feet peeking out from behind Captain America’s mask? Well, get ready for some fresh blood, as the next generation of superhero is preparing to take to the big screen this fall. That’s when Walt Disney Animation Studios, coming off of the record-breaking success of “Frozen,” unleashes ” Big Hero 6 ,” a film based on a cult Marvel property (by Steven T.
Toward the beginning of the first trailer for ” Wild ,” the adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s 2012 memoir, star Reese Witherspoon , panting and looking exhausted, asks via narration, “Oh my god — what have I done?” It’s a question that can be applied to Strayed’s current situation, taking a solo 1,100-mile trek across the Pacific Crest Trail, but also to the circumstances that led to her hike in the first place, as we see in flashbacks that her life before her sojourn was marred by drug use, infidelity, and an unhappy marriage. And while she uses a recent nasty breakup as reasoning for setting out on her own, even Strayed admits that things run much deeper than that. The clip showcases what’s sure to be a tour de force performance from Witherspoon, who’s seen hiking and nursing sore feet, weeping over the death of her mother (who she calls “the love of my life”), and facing down a fox, both frightened and desperate for connection.
Scarlett Johansson knows exactly how to escape from captivity: Opening her legs. In this violent, NSFW clip from Luc Besson’s ” Lucy ,” Johansson shows off just how much of a badass she is. First, she gets out of her cell by coyly spreading her legs for one of her guards. After laying him out flat, she takes his gun to confront her other captors.