Hey, remember when Alice in Wonderland made a billion dollars at the box office? The year 2010 were simpler days as Alice, riding on the 3-D coattails of Avatar just needed to be in that third dimension to make money, and that’s all the movie seemed to have going for it. It’s interesting considering the recent discussion of Avatar’s culture relevance, or lack thereof, that the movie that followed in its footsteps so closely seems all but forgotten in the conversation. A billion dollars doesn’t mean what you used to, but it’s siren song is hard shake. Thus we now have Alice Through the Looking Glass, a logical follow-up to Wonderland if anything that happened here could be called logical. (more…)
The latest trailer for Johnny Depp‘s return to the land of wonder in Alice Through the Looking Glass took a Guardians of the Galaxy musical cue and set the whole thing to Pink‘s incredible take on Airplane‘s classically trippy song, Go Ask Alice. The new trailer first made its debut during a Facebook Live chat with director James Bobin and Johnny Depp. Check it out after the jump. (more…)
The star-studded sequel to Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through The Looking Glass has released its first full trailer and it is as visually beautiful as one would expect from a Tim Burton production. Director James Bobin certainly has maintained that Burton style of madness in set design. Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, and Helena Bonham Carter are back to reprise their roles with the addition of Sacha Baron Cohen as the movie’s more sinister character of Underland. (more…)
After the not-quite-blockbuster box-office success of Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro’s (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone, Cronos) middling foray into big-budget spectacle (Universal recently put a planned sequel on indefinite hold), it was all but inevitable that del Toro would scale back his ambitions, budgetary and otherwise, and return to his horror roots, a return welcomed by del Toro’s relatively small, loyal, vocal fanbase. Return to his roots del Toro indeed does with Crimson Peak, a hyper-stylized Gothic horror-romance/homage that never quite rises to the level of del Toro’s earlier, more accomplished efforts like the aforementioned film trio, but it still offers an abundance of sensory pleasures (albeit less so where narrative ones are concerned) drawn directly from del Toro’s fertile, fervid imagination and his unabashed, love of Gothic horror-romances. (more…)
There are few movie makers in Hollywood who are capable of weaving an unsettling tale quite like Guillermo del Toro. From his wonderfully creepy film, The Devil’s Backbone, to his adult fairy tale, Pan’s Labyrinth, to his family thriller Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, the writer/director has made a career of inspiring plenty of people across the globe to sleep with one eye open. His latest offering, Crimson Peak, has just released a couple of new trailers and, oh man, it appears that del Toro has made yet another movie scary enough to call “horror” and mean it. (more…)
Crimson Peak has a lot going for it. Guillermo Del Toro directing along with Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, and Mia Wasikowska in the cast. We all know Del Toro can handle horror and now we’re getting a good look at how he handles Gothic Horror. You know, horror with Victorian high-necked-lacy fashion, prudish sensibilities about sex, and lots of spooky, creepy, ghostly looking things that creep into their bed chambers at night. So check out the trailer and see if Del Toro can scare the pants off you in a non-sexual way using very sexualized imagery. (more…)
It’s not long now until Guillermo del Toro delves back into his world of earth shattering Jaegers and Kaijus battling it out mano-a-mano in the follow-up to the international Box Office smash hit Pacific Rim. However, Toro is currently revisiting familiar territory with his latest Gothic romance Crimson Tide. The film, starring Tom Hiddleston (Thor: The Dark World), Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), Jessica Chastain (Interstellar), and Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), is due out later this year, and we have promotional shots of three of its stars. (more…)
The part of Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, is, if you’ll pardon the pun, a hot one. So much so that noted celebrity Games fan Kristen Bell was looking to be cast in the part, but other actresses like Mia Wasikowska and Jena Malone have been mentioned in relation to the role too. But now Deadline is reporting that model/actress Zoe Aggeliki is first in line for the role.
If Aggeliki is cast, she will be the second new cast member cast by director Francis Lawrence for the film, which includes returning actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Donald Sutherland, and new castmate Philip Seymour Hoffman as new Hunger Games Master, Plutarch Heavensbee. Johanna, the character in question, is one of a number of previous Hunger Games winners who are drafted back to the arena for the Games’ 75th annual event in Catching Fire.
If you’re struggling to place the name “Zoe Aggeliki” don’t feel bad, she only has a couple of credits to her name: next year’s supernatural cop drama R.I.P.D. and the fantasy sequel Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
Bastards: Feel free to chime in with your casting notes below.
There’s a crazy orgy of news and rumors regarding the casting of Marc Webb‘s Spider-Man (Webb. Spider-man. I still think the coincidence is funny.) 3D reboot, staring Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) as Peter Parker.
Lets start with the crazy and then move on to the hot female actors and the nerds who love them.
In a completely unconfirmed, and way out of left field rumor, it appears Philip Seymore Hoffman is in talks to take on the role of Venom.
Here’s the short and rather elusive quote from deadline:
Early unconfirmed talk: they want to bring back Venom and they are looking at Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Uh what? They’re bringing Venom back and they want a fat sloth of a man (good actor, but he’s wicked gross. Not a guy I’d go gay for) to play him? That shit just doesn’t make any sense. If the Spider-man reboot is based off the Ultimate Avengers comic series (Spider-Man in high school) Venom doesn’t come along in the story till much later. A whole rogues gallery of villains come before him. Now, that’s just assuming their sticking to the canon of Ultimate Spider-man. It will most likely be loosely based and left to subjectivity. Yes, they ruined Venom in SM3, and there could be effort to redeem the character, but it just doesn’t seem likely to introduce him this early in the reboot. Plus, Hoffman is totally not right for the role. Yes, he can act , but, again I say “fat slot of a man”. The character of Eddie Brock is the mirror opposite of Hoffman. Someone that MMA star Brock Lesnar should play (solely based on looks of course). I’m so fairly confident that this rumor is completely nerd fabricated that if in the odd chance Philip Seymore Hoffman plays Venom I’ll wear a “God Hates Girls That Love Twilight” T-Shit at the premier of the next Twilight movie, which will most likely result in my immediate death.
Deadline also reports that a couple more names have been added to the list of possible female leads to play opposite Andrew Garfield in the movie. the actresses include Dianna Agron, who stars in the hit series Glee as well as Georgina Haig, the star of the Ben C. Lucas-directed Wasted on the Young.
The other names on the list of contenders are Zombieland and Easy A star Emma Stone, Alice in Wonderland star Mia Wasikowska, and Dominique McElligott, from the 2009 Sony Pictures Classics release Moon. As of right now it’s down to these five ladies. One will take the role of Gwen Stacy and one will be cast as Mary Jane Watson, as speculated.
Who would you like to see in the role of Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson? Also, what are your thoughts on the possibility of Hoffman playing Venom?
Looks like the upcoming Spider-Man reboot will have not one, but two female leads in the form of Mary Jane Watson and Gwen Stacy. According to Entertainment Weekly, it seems that Sony has Emma Stone (Zombieland, Easy A) as the front runner for the role of MJ (obviously) while Alice in Wonderland’s Mia Wasikowska is the front runner for the role of Gwen.
While I don’t mind Spidey having girls all over him, I don’t know if I want a triangle love story as it’s just not my thing. As far as casting goes, I think Stone is perfect to play a young MJ while Wasikowska (some one wants to help me learn how to pronounce this) may have the looks to give Gwen Stacy the cute, shy girl appearance. What do y’all think about this casting news? Are you happy with the idea of two female leads or did Spider-Man 3 ruined it for you that you don’t want it?