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  • 'Mr. Nobody' Trailer: Jared Leto Gets Lost in Time
    By: Jordan Smith Sep 12, 2013
    Mr. Nobody tells the story of the curiously named Nemo Nobody (Jared Leto), a child of parents clearly fascinated by alliteration. On a futuristic earth, Nemo is the last living mortal in a society that has discovered the ability to sustain life forever. While being interviewed by a reporter before his death, he tells the story of his life, but can’t seem to get the facts straight. Nemo's story changes based on whether, as a boy, he decided to stay with his mother or his father after their divorce. The progression of his life hinges on that choice, and the differing outcomes of said choice lead to some loopy alternate reality storytelling. Wild Bunch The trailer gives us a lot of great imagery to feed on as it switches between modern day, to the early eighties, and all the way up to 2092 where we see Leto caked with old man makeup. It’s a work of poetic genius that Nemo Nobody is being played by Jared Leto, an actor who himself seems to be stuck shifting between his own divergent realities as a rock superstar and a serious actor. Leto's own career choices synch with Nemo's stuggle to hone in on one reality like a glove, and it's a pretty cool coincidence. But besides the random or not so random casting coincidences, Leto looks to be the perfect person to capture Nemo's mythic life journey through time and changing realities. Just like the film's main character, Mr Nobody's release schedule has a jumbled relationship with time. The film premiered at the 2009 Venice film festival after being denied release at Cannes. From there it was shown at several film festivals around the world, and saw theatrical releases around Europe, but is only just now being released in American theaters. Even though it took a while to see an American release, Mr. Nobody looks like a interesting and heady piece of sci-fi drama. More:The Many Guises of Jared Leto'August: Osage County' Tailer'Dallas Buyers Club' Trailer Follow @Hollywood_com From Our Partners:A Complete History Of Twerking (1993-2013) (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Up in Smoke? 'The Mortal Instruments' Sequel is put on hold
    By: Jordan Smith Sep 11, 2013
    Screen Gems The next big thing that wasn’t, The Mortal Instruments, was supposed to ride the train to box office glory fueled by the sheer determination of its book-reading fans. There was hope that this series would spark a Hunger Games-esque explosion at theaters but, unfortunately, long lines at Barnes and Noble don't always translate to long lines at the multiplex. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones  face-planted at the box office, only securing 9.3 million dollars in its opening weekend. Now, its proposed sequel, The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes has almost certainly gone up in smoke. The upcoming film was put on hold indefinitely after City of Bones failed to come anywhere close to its 60 million dollar budget. Constantin Film, the studio behind the series, stated that "it will be beneficial to have more time to reposition the film in the current marketplace." The studio would need to greatly scale back the production budget for the sequel to make viable economic sense but it's more likely that the film will never see the light of day. Bringing a YA book series to film is a tricky maneuver. You never know what series will light up the box office and which ones will fizzle their way out of theaters and people's memories. For every Hunger Games or Twilight, there is an I am Number Four, or Beautiful Creatures, a new series that underperforms and sends film studios back into the YA section of the bookstore to scrounge for their next big franchise. If you count yourself as one of the few that enjoyed the first cinematic adventure in The Mortal Intstruments series and you want to know what happens next, you might want to do some bookstore scrounging yourself. It's doubtful the series will see any sequels in the near future. More:A First Look at 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones''The Mortal Instruments' Trailer'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' Review Follow @Hollywood_com // From Our Partners:A Complete History Of Twerking (1993-2013) (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • 'Jurassic World': Jurassic Park Sequel Gets Global New Title
    By: Jordan Smith Sep 11, 2013
    Universal Pictures Nature always finds a way, or maybe movie studios do. Jurassic Park 4, a movie that has probably been in development since the crustaceous period, is finally showing signs of progress. Universal studios has announced that the long-awaited sequel in the Jurassic Park series will be titled Jurassic World, and will be released in 3D on June 12, 2015, a summer already jam-packed with seemingly every other blockbuster film series. Colin Trevorrow, director of the Indie sci-fi dramedy Safety not Guaranteed, is set to direct his own script. Steven Speilberg is producing the film. The new title, Jurassic World,  suggests that the prehistoric terror will not be confined to one park or island, but will be more of a global threat. Will velociraptors be threatening a celluloid London, New York, and Seattle? There hasn’t been a Jurassic Park film in over ten years, so fans are surely hungry for more dinosaur action, but what will the dinosaurs in the new film look like?  Over the past decade, the rumor mill has been spinning with all manner of crazy ideas including humanoid dinosaurs with pants and mercernary dinosaurs with guns. Hopefully the studios have settled on a design that's a little less insane and a little more classic Spielberg. It is worrying, however, that the summer of 2015 is already crammed with big blockbuster releases from several studios. Jurassic World will be competing with Assassin’s Creed, Terminator, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Batman/Superman, Ant-man, and the possible release of  Star Wars: Episode 7. Will Jurassic Park stand out from the crowd, or does it stand the chance of being cannibalized? More:Ant-Man Coming to Theaters July 2015'Jurassic Park 4' Will Attack Theaters in 201514 Pieces of Crazy 'Jurassic Park' Merchandise Follow @Hollywood_com // From Our Partners:A Complete History Of Twerking (1993-2013) (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • 'American Psycho' Series Is In Development at FX: It's Hip To Be Square
    By: Jordan Smith Sep 10, 2013
    Lionsgate Yuppie mass-murderer, Patrick Bateman, is leaving the world of cinema and heading for the small screen. Patrick Bateman, no doubt clad in an immaculate bespoke suit, will be heading to the FX network in a new drama series based on American Psycho. The new film will fling the serial killer into the present day, where an aged Bateman still finds time for murder, but now has a sadistic protégé to help up the body count. Lionsgate TV is producing the series with producer Allison Shearmur and writer Stefan Jaworsk. The film, released in 2000, was based on a novel written by Bret Easton Ellis and tells the story of a vain investment banker who moonlights as a monstrous serial killer. The original American Psycho is a harsh black comedy with very little restraint. This begs the question of how this  sequel TV series will continue the story of the gory and sexually charged original. The film thrives on its own outlandish excess so adapting it for television might give the FCC a bit of a panic attack. Also, it’s hard to imagine this new show without Christian Bale. Bale completely personified the murdering psychopath in the film, and seeing another actor murder people to "It’s Hip to be Square" might not feel quite as dementedly fun as it should. So what new actor will step into Bateman’s designer shoes? More:Tracy Morgan Cast in New FX ComedyNew 'American Horror Story: Coven' PosterChristian Bale in 'Out of the Furnace' Trailer Follow @Hollywood_com // From Our Partners From Our Partners:A Complete History Of Twerking (1993-2013) (Vh1)20 Grisliest TV Deaths of 2012-2013 (Vulture)
  • Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman Release Some Demons in 'The Railway Man' Trailer
    By: Jordan Smith Sep 10, 2013
    War lives in you. It gets into your skin and burrows its way down, deep. It festers and lives on long after graves are dug and treaties are inked. In the new trailer for The Railway Man, Colin Firth brings war home, and when the chance for revenge becomes apparent, he takes it back to the pacific. In the film, Eric (Firth) and his wife Patti (Nicole Kidman) are by all accounts, a happy couple, but under the veneer of marriage, Eric hides a dark and secret pain that begins to fester within him. Eric is revealed to be a former POW imprisoned by the Japanese after allied forces surrender their troops in Singapore. As a prisoner, he is tortured and tormented, but only survives for the promise that he might one day get his chance for vengeance. When that day comes, he goes to pay his tormentor back for all the wrongs he suffered. But will killing the man bring him solace. The Railway Man premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and looks to be a sprawling war story spanning different continents and time periods, from damp England, to the sweltering Asian jungle. Beyond all of that, it looks like a film about releasing your demons and finally letting the stain of vengeance wash away. More:Samuel L. Jackson in Colin Firth's New Movie'Parkland' TrailerNew 'Diana' Trailer Follow @Hollywood_com From Our Partners:A Complete History Of Twerking (1993-2013) (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Tina Fey and Miley Cyrus to Host 'Saturday Night Live' This Season
    By: Jordan Smith Sep 09, 2013
    Alberto Reyes/WENN  NBC has just announced a slew of hosts and musical guests for the upcoming season of Saturday Night Live, the first of whom being a very familiar face. SNL vet Tina Fey will be hosting the Season 39 premiere on Sept. 28. Fey was a writer and cast member for the show for 9 years, and played a massive role in defining the show's style for a decade, hosting the Weekend Update segment and working her way up to becoming the show's head writer. After leaving SNL in 2006, she went on to create and star in her own series, 30 Rock, which just wrapped up its final season in January. The rock band Arcade Fire will be joining Fey as the musical guest. The only quibble about her hosting gig is that she probably won’t get to use her fantastic Sarah Palin impersonation since the former Alaskan governor hasn't popped up much in the news as of late... but maybe they'll find a way to fit it in somewhere. Pop star Miley Cyrus will be both hosting and performing for the Oct. 5 show, surely giving America the lesson on twerking that it never asked for and never wanted. Since Cyrus has been the target of a lot of media parody lately, and since she has taken to making fun of herself on SNL before, we can assume that another segment of "It's Pretty Cool" will highlight the music artist's recent VMA debacle. Additionally, actor Bruce Willis will host the October 12 show, accompanied by the 2013 VMAs' non-embarrassment Katy Perry. More:Globes 2013: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Deliver Best Monologue EverMiley Cyrus Pioneers the Movement to Sexualize Teddy BearsAmy Poehler's and Tina Fey's Super Awesome Friendship Follow @Hollywood_com // From Our PartnersA Complete History Of Twerking (1993-2013) (Vh1)
  • 'True Detective' Trailer: Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey Play Bad Cop, Bad Cop
    By: Jordan Smith Sep 09, 2013
    On Sunday, HBO premiered the first full-length trailer for their show True Detective before the Season 4 opener of Boardwalk Empire . In the upcoming drama, Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey play a couple of cops trying to hunt down a serial killer, an investigation that lasts for 17 years.  In the trailer, a toupee'd Harrelson looks over at McConaughey and asks, "Do you wonder ever if you're a bad man?" McConaughey takes no time to consider, lights up a cig, and replies, "The world needs bad men. We keep the other bad men from the door." It seems justice doesn't always come cleanly in Lousiana. Sometimes you have to get your hands a little dirty. HBO The new crime drama looks like it will play around with what it means to be a cop, testing just how far these officers are willing to go to get the job done. We see police corruption and shady deals a plenty showcased in the trailer, all set to an eerie pop song to boot. This sneak peek promises a lot of faded morality and great performances from the two leads. The show will also do interesting things with time, flashing back between 1995, when the case started, and 2012 where older versions of the cops are recounting their experiences. We even get a glimpse of an older and weathered looking McConaughey towards the end of the trailer. True Detective will consist of an eight episode first season, and follow a similar format to the FX anthology American Horror Story where possible future seasons will replace the cast, and tell a whole new story. While there is no firm air date, the show will premiere sometime in January. More:Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey Get Dark in 'True Detectives''Boardwalk Empire' Season 4 Premiere Recap10 TV Troublemakers to Watch Follow @Hollywood_com From Our PartnersA Complete History Of Twerking (1993-2013) (Vh1)20 Grisliest TV Deaths of 2012-2013 (Vulture)
  • A Game of Machines?: 'Game of Thrones' Alum Is Directing the Next 'Terminator' Film
    By: Jordan Smith Sep 06, 2013
    Warner Bros/Everett Collection Alan Taylor, director of the upcoming superhero flick Thor: The Dark World, and director of several Game of Thrones episodes (some of the show's best ones at that) has officially snagged directing duty for the upcoming Terminator film. Taylor's previous work with Thor and Thrones displays his particular talents for fantasy filmmaking.  Besides his work in genre film and television, Taylor has worked on pretty much every HBO show of note, including Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, Deadwood, OZ, and Boardwalk Empire among others. While Thor 2 is only his first massive film project, it will undoubtedly give him the experience necessary to direct the futuristic sci-fi spectacle that the new terminator project is sure to be.  According to Variety, other directors including Rian Johnson, Ang Lee, and Denis Vileneuve were targeted, but it fell to Taylor to continue the Terminator saga, which started almost 30 years ago with the James Cameron original. Taylor delivered the mythical grandeur of Asgard, and the quiet desolation of Harrenhal, but how will he capture the apocalyptic wasteland that awaits us when our Roombas become sentient and start killing their fleshy masters? Only time will tell. More:Arnold Schwarzenegger Confirms Terminator Sequel'Thor: The Dark World' TrailerMarvel Phase 3: 'Hulk,' 'Ant-Man,' 'Iron-Man 4,' and 'Doctor Strange' Follow @Hollywood_com // From Our Partners:A Complete History Of Twerking (1993-2013) (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Angelina Gets Oscar'ed: Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin, And Angela Lansbury Receive Honorary Oscars
    By: Jordan Smith Sep 06, 2013
    WENN As fun as it is, there's nothing more maddening than watching the Oscars. No one you really want to win ever actually does — it’s like the ultimate abusive relationship. You hope beyond hope that your favorite performace or movie gets credit but you know it never will. Yet every spring, you still tune in to cheer for your favoirites... and then go on the Internet after and complain about the results. You just can’t quit them. The one area that the Oscars usually get it right, however, is with the honorary awards. In fact, the winners of the honorary awards are usually people that deserved Oscars 30 years ago so it was really about time anyway. This year, the academy is honoring Angelina Jolie with The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in November. While Jolie seems pretty young for the award, she has made it her personal mission to save the world with her humanitarian work and definitely deserves it. The lifetime achievement awards will be given to Steve Martin and Angela Lansbury, both of whom have had amazing film careers but have yet to win a prize. Steve Martin has hosted the Oscars so many times that he probably should have already gotten one by default. More:You Cannot Hate Angelina Jolie for Her Double MasectomySteve Martin Becomes a Dad: The 10 Oldest Celebrity DadsAngelina Jolie Makes First Red Carpet Appearance After Double Masectomy Follow @Hollywood_com // From Our Partners:A Complete History Of Twerking (1993-2013) (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Robert De Niro Masters the Art of the F-Bomb in New Red Band Trailer for 'The Family'
    By: Jordan Smith Sep 06, 2013
    Ah... Robert De Niro using the f-word... it just feels right. It's like coming home after a long vacation. The trip might have been nice, but you only get to truly call one place your own. And De Niro's home is in those four little letters. There have been previous trailers for The Family, but this newest red band trailer ratchets up the colorful language to its blissful peak, and turns the f-bomb into an expressive piece of art. Bobby D hasn't had a role in a while that has really let him get down and dirty, but The Family looks like the movie that will turn all that PG-13 nonsense around. Most importantly, it looks like the legendary actor is finally having some fun at the movies again.   In the film, De Niro plays Fred Manzoni, an old school Brooklyn wise guy who gets himself and his family shipped to France when they have to enter the Witness Protection Program. Of course, all four members of the family have to deal with the massive culture shock, and old mob habits definitely die hard. The black humor in this trailer makes The Family look like a great comeback for De Niro. Not that he ever truly went away; he's maintained great titles like Silver Linings Playbook, but there's something nostalgic about seeing the actor play a sleezy mobster with a penchant for swearing. In this role, it seems like he's wrapped up his whole mob filmography, from The Godfather Part II to Goodfellas, into one expletive-ladden victory lap. Welcome back, Mr. De Niro. Welcome the f**k back. More:'The Family' TrailerRobert De Niro and John Travolta in 'Killing Season' Trailer'The Family': The Plumber Clip Follow @Hollywood_com // From Our Partners:A Complete History Of Twerking (1993-2013) (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)