Who is Oscar Isaac ? He stars as a fictitious ’60s folk singer in the new Coen Brothers’ film ” Inside Llewyn Davis ,” and although he’s made plenty of films you’ve probably seen, he’s seemingly come out of nowhere, so much so that a reporter at Cannes (where the film won the Grand Prix award) asked the actor, ” Where have you come from? ” The 33-year-old was born in Guatemala, raised in Miami, and educated at Juilliard.
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It’s immensely difficult to strike the balance between earnest and funny when it comes to movies about World War II, but if anyone can, it’s probably our man George Clooney. Clooney, who directed and co-wrote the screenplay, creates a funny “Ocean’s Eleven”-style heist vibe as an art conservationist who enlists a group of international experts to save art from Hitler’s clutches. Roosevelt himself has given the marching orders for the platoon to seek out the irreplaceable artworks stolen by Nazi goons from museums across Europe. This gang includes Matt Damon (naturally), John Goodman, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin , Bob Balaban , and Cate Blanchett , who each have their own specialty and stake in getting to the most precious works of art before they go into Hitler’s archives or are destroyed.
Even though the ” Twilight ” franchise has been staked (for now at least) and ” True Blood ” is facing its final season before taking that last long, ashy walk into the sun, Hollywood is looking for its next vampire smash, and they might have found it in the forthcoming “Vampire Academy,” if the just-released trailer ( courtesy of Yahoo Movies ) is any indication. While vampire movies are always an iffy proposition, this one looks like it definitely won’t suck. The tone of the movie is established early on, both as a young human girl ( Zoey Deutch ) offers up her neck to her vampire BFF (Lucy Fry), and by the giant title card that announces the film as from “the director of ‘ Mean Girls .’” Oh, okay. So it’s that kind of vampire movie
Spike Lee ‘s “Oldboy,” which opens next week, features Josh Brolin as a character who is mysteriously imprisoned and, 20 years later, just-as-mysteriously released. It’s then that he’s got to figure out who locked him away (and why) and exact merciless revenge on the perpetrators. And one of the way the story drives forward comes courtesy of its propulsive score by Spanish composer Roque Baños . And we’ve got three exclusive tracks that will fling you through the darkened, blood-splattered corridor that is “Oldboy.” ‘Oldboy’ Soundtrack – Track 6 – ‘I Will Find You’ ‘Oldboy’ Soundtrack – Track 9 – ‘Closing In’ ‘Oldboy’ Soundtrack – Track 17 – ‘Destiny’ Earlier this year Baños composed the score for his first American movie, the gore-stained remake of “Evil Dead,” proving that he could make the transition seamlessly
In the new trailer for “Sabotage,” Arnold Schwarzenegger sports a Hitler youth haircut and some insane guns (we’re talking about both the firearms he wields and the size of his arms), playing an elite DEA agent whose recovery of a large stash of cartel money mysteriously goes missing, after which other members of his crew start turning up dead. It’s like “Ten Little Indians” meets “Traffic.” And it looks really, really cool. The just-released trailer, courtesy of Yahoo , shows that, apparently, to be an elite member of the DEA, you have to have funny hair (facial or otherwise), a ton of tattoos, and be big enough to step sideways through most door frames. The cast looks pretty impressive, with an ensemble that includes Sam Worthington , Olivia Williams , Terrence Howard , Joe Manganiello and Mireille Enos, and direction courtesy of David Ayer, who helmed last year’s bummer cop drama ” End of Watch .” While Schwarzenegger’s recent post-politics output has been spotty at best (hello, ” Escape Plan “), this looks like a genuinely thrilling ride, and the combination of an Agatha Christie-style thriller and a large scale action adventure centered around the escalating war with the drug cartels, is pretty ingenious. Also, Arnold will kill a bunch of people, which is always cool.
This weekend, we get a second dose of Jennifer Lawrence ‘s Katniss Everdeen in ” The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ,” and Vince Vaughn discovers he has 533 children thanks to a fertility clinic mix-up in ” Delivery Man .” In Francis Lawrence’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the second movie based on Suzanne Collins’s young adult trilogy, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) returns home to District 12 after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games. Soon after, Katniss and Peeta ( Josh Hutcherson ) must go on a Victory Tour throughout the districts, only to learn that they are targets of the Capitol. In “Delivery Man,” Vince Vaughn’s David made anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago, and now learns that he’s fathered a whopping 533 children. When 142 of the children file a lawsuit to reveal his identity, he has to decide whether or not to come forward. Chris Pratt co-stars.
Moviefone’s Top DVD of the Week: ” The World’s End ” What’s It About? The third installment of Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy, following 2004′s ” Shaun of the Dead ” and 2007′s ” Hot Fuzz ,” ” The World’s End ” features a group of five reuniting friends. They embark on an epic drinking marathon in an effort to top their pub crawl from 20 years prior, only this time an unexpected alien invasion strikes. Why We’re In: A refreshing blend of comedy and sci-fi, “The World’s End” is the perfectly charming film to spoof the apocalypse genre and keep you endlessly entertained.
Channing Tatum posted a video on his own YouTube page from the set of ” 22 Jump Street ,” inspired by the recent Volvo commercial with Jean-Claude Van Damme , and it is, in a word, magnificent. In case you missed the original commercial, JCVD is balanced between two trucks driving parallel to each other (and backwards ). As the trucks slowly move apart, the action master’s legs are forced into “the most epic of splits.” We’re also treated to a serious monologue about his career, which then fades into ENYA .