"I want to do a really vulgar comedy next." Actress Elizabeth Olsen would love to shed her clean-cut image and show off her dirty sense of humour onscreen after she completes work on upcoming blockbusters The Avengers: Age of Ultron and the Godzilla reboot.
Actress Elizabeth Olsen has confirmed reports she has joined the cast of The Avengers sequel Age of Ultron. Samuel L. Jackson let it slip that the Martha Marcy May Marlene star had landed the role of Scarlet Witch in the film last month (Oct13), and now she is speaking out about joining the superhero film franchise.
She'll team up with Aaron Taylor-Johnson - her co-star in upcoming monster movie Godzilla - who will play her twin brother Quicksilver in The Avengers movie.
She says, "We get to play husband and wife (in Godzilla), and we get to play twin brother and sister. It's also fun because even though in Godzilla we play husband and wife, we don't have a lot of scenes together. I just love him. I love his family. I love his kids. I'm so excited... I think it's going to be fun."
Olsen also can't wait to start working with director Joss Whedon, adding, "He's very smart. He's too smart. He might be too smart. Some people are too smart for their own good, but he's amazing."
Actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been confirmed to play Quicksilver in the new Avengers film. The Kick-Ass star has been the rumoured frontrunner for the role since June (13), but a scheduling conflict with the Godzilla reboot movie, which Taylor-Johnson also stars in, almost derailed his chances of appearing in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
However, the issue has reportedly been worked out and Taylor-Johnson will take on the superhero role, according to TheWrap.com.
Quicksilver is the twin brother of the Scarlet Witch, who will be played by Elizabeth Olsen.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which also stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson, is set to hit theatres in 2015.
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Godzilla may finally get the film treatment he deserves. The hype behind next year's Godzilla roared at Comic-Con 2013. Con-goers who squeezed into Hall H approved of the trailer, which was reported to include at least another monster and had a serious tone.
Recently, leaked trailers of the film have hit the Internet, cluttering Twitter and Facebook feeds. Since they haven't been official, websites have been forced to take them down. But what was there for that brief time was good. Damn good. And popular.
A Dailymotion video garnered more than 100,000 views in just a matter of hours. YouTube had it. Movie sites praised the one minute and change trailer, uploading it on their site while collecting tons of viewers; people flooded the comments section about how strong the potential of Godzilla could be.
Why did the trailers get taken down? Whether Warner Bros. did this on purpose is unknown. Either way, it is a brilliant marketing ploy. Fans want to see the Big G in a serious American movie. That campy 1998 version starring Ferris Bueller won't cut it.
Director Gareth Edwards has promised Godzilla will be what fans are craving. Like Christopher Nolan did with the Dark Knight trilogy.
If you dig hard enough, there might be a trailer still up. What was there, however, featured destruction — busted trains, debris everywhere, holes in buildings. The majority of the trailer’s audio is J. Robert Oppenheimer's speech about the creation of the atomic bomb with this part standing out: “Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.”
Of course during this time we see monster arms and legs and finally, Godzilla shouts his signature roar at the end.
A second trailer shows soldiers parachuting out of a plane to fight back against the mythical beast. Again, this trailer is serious stuff. You'll have to dig to find this one as well.
Samuel L. Jackson is clearly not as good of a spy as his role as Nick Fury or his eye-patch has led us to believe.
In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Jackson, clearly not following S.H.I.E.L.D. protocol, let slip the clandestine information that Elizabeth Olsen is definitely taking part in the upcoming Marvel flick The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
In the interview, Jackson said, "I don't think we begin shooting before March of next year," Jackson said of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the next film in the Marvel universe to begin production. "I know we're shooting in London, that James Spader is Ultron and going to be the bad guy, and that we added Ms. [Elizabeth] Olsen [who will play the Scarlet Witch], but I don’t know what she's doing, if she's on the inside or the outside. I haven’t seen a script."
Olsen, the younger sister of twins Mary-Kate and Ashley, has become an accomplished young actor in her short career by sticking largely to indie fare like 2011's Martha Marcy May Marlene, for which she garnered significant critical acclaim. She now appears to be peppering in some genre and thriller projects into her résumé with roles in films like Oldboy, Godzilla, and this upcoming Avengers sequel.
The character she's pegged to play, Scarlet Witch, is one of the most powerful mutants in the Marvel universe, possessing the ability to bend and fold the fabric of reality with just her thoughts. That, added to her history of mental instability, will definitely give the Avengers a slew of problems to deal with come 2015. Ms. Olsen seems to already have experience with reality-shaping, seemingly having bent her older sisters out of existence.
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Film critics hated these movies - and theatergoers ignored them for these films and forked over their hard-earned money. Here's 10 critically-panned movies that were successful in the theater:
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
This movie was SAVAGED by critics (20% Rotten Tomatoes) and made over $400 million. Fans paid to go see it despite herky-jerky camera work that left you unsure of what was actually going on during a fight scene. Of course, Michael Bay got to indulge his itch to blow stuff up. Go Figure.
Mortal Kombat (1995)
Theatergoers delivered a fatality to critics (33% Rotten Tomatoes) and swarmed to this movie to the tune of over $100 million. To my recollection, it's one of the few, if maybe even the only movie to be based on an arcade game that didn't get laughed out of the theaters immediately. Dig Dug is still awaiting its chance.
Garfield: The Movie (2004)
Even a 15% Rotten Tomatoes rating didn't prevent a sequel. The sad thing was that Garfield stopped be relevant or funny in the comics at least 15 years before this movie was made. What annoyed me even more was that they used a CGI Garfield, but a real-life dog to play Odie. Yeah... that would have been a computer animator's DREAM to make a dog like Odie.. with all tongue. If they could do that with Scooby-Doo, why not here?
The Golden Child (1986)
Even though it stunk (26%), it nearly made $100 million on Eddie Murphy's name alone. It was after Beverly Hills Cop made him an international superstar and he hadn't started making dumb career decisions like Norbert and Pluto Nash until much, much later.
Batman & Robin (1997)
Critically-panned (12%), it made over $100 million and George Clooney refunding people's money isn't a deduction. This was such a star-studded movie, I was surprised it was as bad as it was. Not even Arnold Schwarzenegger could save this travesty.
What saved it was a strong overseas showing to earn nearly $400 million total - which probably broke even with the marketing campaign. I remember the hype for this film - ads in every subways station with catchy slogans about size mattering. Cool trailers that wound up showing the only good parts of the movie. It could have been so, so much better. Fortunately, Sarah Jessica Parker's hit on Sex and the City prevented Matthew Broderick from living a life of poverty after that.
Hey man.. who would have thought a stoner comedy (29%) could make twice its budget? Pass the chips. Of course, it had one of the best all-time "I quit" scenes: "F**k You. F**k You. F**k You. You're cool. F**k You. I'm out!" This was what got Dave Chappelle on the radar so he could have his awesome comedy show.
Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
Not even a 48% rating could keep them from making TWO movies about hanging out with a dead guy. Andrew McCarthy also appreciated it keeping his career alive for longer than it should have. Jonathan Silverman is actually still acting, though his most recent show, Monday Mornings, was cancelled by TNT.
Patch Adams (1998)
Despite Robin Williams with a clown nose that people wanted to punch, it raked over $100 million in the U.S. I saw it in the theater and I almost had to get a glucose check afterwards, it was that sappy. Williams didn't care - he got to laugh all the way to the bank.
Grown Ups (2010)
Grown men acting like buffoons got it past a 10% rating to the tune of over $150 million and a sequel this past summer. It doesn't help that I find two of the leads in the movie, Adam Sandler and Kevin James, to be two of the most annoying comic actors on the planet. Chris Rock is still cool and I think Rob Schneider and David Spade were just thrilled to have work.
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Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's little sister is reportedly in talks to play Scarlet Witch in director Joss Whedon's The Avengers sequel. Elizabeth Olsen appears to have replaced Irish actress Saorise Ronan as the frontrunner for the role.
If cast, the Martha Marcy May Marlene star will most likely join Kick-Ass hero Aaron Taylor-Wood onscreen - he recently confirmed that he has had discussions about playing Scarlet Witch's brother Quicksilver.
It won't be the first time he has teamed up onscreen with Olsen - they will appear together onscreen in the upcoming Godzilla remake.
Bridesmaids is arguably not only one of the most successful comedies of the last decade — grossing $288 million worldwide — but one of the most artistically satisfying as well. That's why Kristen Wiig's first solo vehicle snce, Girl Most Likely, released this weekend in only 353 theaters and subject to atrocious reviews, is such a shock. In fact, we'd argue that it joins the following list of stinkers as among the worst follow-ups ever made. These are 10 other films that turned gold into s**t.
1. The Last Movie (1971)
Dennis Hopper followed up his counter-culture smash Easy Rider, a generation-defining road movie for the ages, with this movie about a Hollywood stunt coordinator working on a Western in Peru who joins a Native American community after one of his production colleagues is killed. Told via a non-linear chronology, complete with heavy use of jump cuts, The Last Movie is an ambitious study in the nebulous divide between fiction and reality...but it totally confused its 1971 audience and reeks of self-indulgence. That's why it's never even been released on DVD.
2. Godzilla (1998)
Roland Emmerich made a perfect summer movie in 1996 with Independence Day. So he hoped to enshrine his status as a destroyer of worlds with a remake of the most defining entry in the urban destruction porn genre: Godzilla. What we got was Michael Lerner playing Mayor Ebert, a mocking sendup of Roger Ebert, and two hours of Matthew Broderick frantically avoiding being crushed by the lizard's giant feet.
3. Southland Tales (2006)
Donnie Darko was an oddity, albeit an intriguing and eventually successful one for director Richard Kelly in 2002. But his follow-up replaced "odd" with "bats**t crazy," totally bombing — even if, like other quasi-rehabilitated failures before it, such as Heaven's Gate, it has its defenders.
4. Righteous Kill (2008)
For Righteous Kill, the 13-years-in-the-making reteaming of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino after 1995's Heat, they traded Michael Mann and Jon Voight for Jon Avnet and 50 Cent. That pretty much says it all.
5. Quantum of Solace (2008)
Casino Royale was the best Bond movie in years. It washed away the decadent CGI taint of Die Another Day and introduced a 007 more in keeping with Ian Fleming's original vision. But its follow-up Quantum of Solace was an incoherent mess harmed by a script that languished during the 2007 writers' strike.
6. Jennifer's Body (2009)
People wanted to see Diablo Cody put words like "this is one doodle that can't be undid, home skillet" in Rainn Wilson's mouth in Juno, not put Megan Fox at the center of an air-quotey horror movie.
7. Cars 2 (2011)
Now the original Cars (2006) has its detractors for sure, but even its biggest naysayers wouldn't suggest that it interrupted Pixar's uncanny 1995-2010 winning streak. That movie would be Cars 2, which cast its titular autos in a ridiculous Japan-set spy caper. The studio hasn't recovered since, following up that disappointment with even more disappointing flicks like Brave and Monsters University.
8. To the Wonder (2013)
Terrence Malick drew near-universal praise for his transcendent tone poem The Tree of Life in 2011. But though its follow-up shares much in common with The Tree of Life — Hollywood actors reduced to mythic abstractions, breathy voiceover, twirling — To the Wonder felt like a clichéd regurgitation
9. The Internship (2013)
Wedding Crashers was a raunchy, go-for-broke bromance extravaganza. But eight years and the impulse toward whitewashing Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn down to a safe PG-13 sensibility in their reteaming as fortysomething Google interns were not kind.
10. Only God Forgives (2013)
As a stuntdriver turned getaway man cruising the streets of L.A., Ryan Gosling was hypnotically watchable in Drive. Needless to say, he is less so as a vengeful drug dealer in Bangkok in Only God Forgives.
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Legendary movie monster Godzilla has taken over a warehouse in San Diego, California as part of a special celebration of the new blockbuster for the upcoming Comic-Con International event. The iconic beast will return to the big screen next year (14) in Gareth Edwards' reboot starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Bryan Cranston, and producers will make their mark on Comic-Con by hosting a special exhibition to tie in with the convention.
The Godzilla Encounter has been set up a warehouse in the city close to the San Diego Convention Center, where Comic-Con is held, and features a huge model of Godzilla, upturned cars on recreated Japanese streets and props from the original 1965 film.
During the experience, visitors are engaged with actors who help recreate a Godzilla attack.
The theme park-style exhibit runs throughout the duration of Comic-Con, which kicks off on Thursday (18Jul13) and concludes on Sunday (21Jul13).
The overall title for two series: "Godzilla" and "Jana of the Jungle." "Godzilla" (Sequence 1). The exploits of Carl Rogers, a scientist who roams the seas (via his boat, the Calico), and Godzilla, the 30-storey-tall fire-breathing dragon he controls, as they battle evil.
"Jana of the Jungle" (Sequence 2). A boat traveling down a river in Africa strikes a rock and sinks. One of the passengers, a young girl named Jana, is rescued by Montaro, a warrior, who raises her. As the years pass, Jana becomes a legend--the protector of the jungle and all its creatures. The series relates her adventures as she battles unscrupulous characters.