It’s pretty much like Groundhog Day, but with robots, guns, and a giant battlefield. Like if Groundhog Day mated with The Bourne Identity and then whatever that produced mated with the bastard child of Real Steel.
Starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. I’ll still probably watch it.
No matter what your feelings are about reboots or Kaiju films, this just looks like a fun monster movie with lots of smashing, explosions, and action sequences. Sort of like Pacific Rim.
It might be terrible, but at least you know it’s going to be pretty entertaining for what it is.
Overall good guy and funnyman Jason Bateman makes his directorial debut with Bad Words, a movie about a 40-year-old man who finds a loophole in the National Spelling Bee rules that allows him to compete against the young children in the competition, much to the chagrin of the competitors, parents, and officials.
Jason Bateman (Identity Thief) makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedyBad Words. Mr. Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame. As a reporter (Kathryn Hahn of We’re the Millers) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand ofHomeland), who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life.
I will watch this if only for Rohan Chand, who is obviously the real star of this movie.
“Members of the Academy, I present to you your Oscar winning film of the year,” she said as she attempted not to vomit from the sheer terribleness of it all.
Hollywood, get your act together.
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The New York Film Academy (which I also attended) has put together this infographic about what I feel is a pretty SERIOUS subject, not just because of my location and career field, but because despite all the advancements in the world, gender inequality is still so prevalent.
From The New York Film Academy blog:
In light of the record-breaking opening of the female-led action film Hunger Games: Catching Fire this past weekend, the New York Film Academy decided to take a closer look at women in film and what, if any, advancements women are making. After reviewing the data, it is clear that Hollywood remains stuck in its gender bias. Of course, it’s not all disparaging news and there are a number of female filmmakers, characters, and emerging talent challenging the status quo. In addition, in the independent sphere, women made up roughly half of the directors at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, yet still struggle when it comes to films receiving a wide release. By shedding light on gender inequality in film, we hope to start a discussion about what can be done to increase women’s exposure and power in big-budget films.
The first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, and introducing Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn.
The action sequences between Electro and Spider-Man look like they’re rife with CGI, but look very cool nonetheless. And there’s a glimpse of the Green Goblin suit developed by Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper) that most speculate will be worn by the younger Osborn.
What are your thoughts on the new trailer? And do you think that should Fox and Marvel work their shit out, we could see this Spider-Man entering into the already established Marvel film universe?