By Dana Brawer
Some highly anticipated Oscar contenders will not be making the cut this year, and last night, another joined that list. The release of George Clooney's World War II drama, "The Monuments Men," has been pushed from its original December release to a February 2014 opening, according to the LA Times, making it ineligible for a nomination.
Clooney's picture does not stand alone in a widespread trend of delayed Oscar prospects. Leonardo DiCaprio's "Wolf of Wall Street" has been delayed, though it will barely make the 2013 deadline with a new late December release. Nicole Kidman's "Grace of Monaco," originally anticipated as a huge competitor due to Kidman's past success at the Oscars, will now be released in 2014, however.
Historical drama, 'The Immigrant" and sports drama "The Foxcatcher" have also been pushed into 2014 releases.
By Amelia Mularz
The government shutdown is NOT projected to affect Goobers sales. Thank god. Head to an institution you can count on—the movie theater̵and catch a flick. Here's what's happening this weekend:
On the Big Screen: "Gravity"
Gravity, the sexiest of all of Newton's laws, has always been a mainstay in entertainment. There was the song by John Mayer, and later a jingle of the same name by Sara Bareilles. Also, the witches in the musical "Wicked" defied gravity, as did Bieber's hair for most of 2012. Well, this weekend Sandra Bullock (Ryan Stone) and George Clooney (Matt Kowalski) get a massive dose of weightlessness when their characters get lost in space in Alfonso Cuarón's new film "Gravity." The movie will take you for a ride, it'll revive your love for oxygen, and it'll have you wondering if the characters are wearing adult diapers under their space suits. James Cameron has already called it "the best space film ever." That coming from the guy who gave us "Aliens"? Um yeah, go see it.
Here's the thing about "Gravity."
Alfonso Cuarón's new movie, by all accounts, is phenomenal. Crowds at Telluride ate it up this week. Raves keep coming in. There will be even more from the Toronto International Film Festival. James Cameron said that it was the best space movie ever made, for Pete's sake.
And now there's a new, full-length trailer to convince you even further that Cuarón has made something truly special with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
But isn't anyone concerned that if the movie is too good that it might convince a future generation of astronauts to never get up there and space walk, in hopes of avoiding the very circumstance that Bullock's character finds herself in? Won't someone think of the future astronauts! (Oh, that's right. NASA funding isn't a thing. Never mind.)
Check out the latest, fantastic, and slightly spoiler-y trailer for "Gravity" after the jump!
One of the collaborations scheduled for the fall that we're looking forward to is the meeting of Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy for "The Counselor," and we haven't even mentioned the cast the includes Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, and Cameron Diaz.
Also, get your first look at George Clooney's next movie "Monument Men" in today's Dailies!
Want to play fun game? It's easy. Watch all three of these trailers for "Gravity," and try not to have a panic attack.
Okay, so that's not actually a fun game at all, but it's really hard to not freak out, or at the very least swear off space travel, while watching these previews for Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity," the third of which just appeared over at Warner Bros' YouTube channel.
"Gravity" tells the story of two astronauts, played by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, who live through a terrible accident during a space walk that sends them rolling through open space.
The three recent previews have largely been single takes that play out over the course of a minute or so. The new preview, which chronologically comes after the first two, actually does feature cuts but has the same epic, unbroken feel of the others.
Check out all three previews after the jump, and remember to breath!
There are 26 letters in the English alphabet, but there are going to be two movies about "The ABCs of Death." A sequel to the creepy anthology is on the way, and filmmakers are promising a leaner and meaner set of horrors. You remember how this works: each director creates a short based on a theme related to a letter of the alphabet, and of course, death. Alex de la Iglesia ("The Last Circus"), Rodney Ascher ("Room 237"), and Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton have already signed on to direct, plus there will be another competition to find the 26th filmmaker. The sequel is planned for a 2014 release, so you have plenty of time to break out your camera and get to work.
After what has literally been years of waiting, the trailer for Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" has arrived. The film, which stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, is a terrifying sci-fi epic that Guillermo del Toro has promised will blow our minds, and now we can see why.
The trailer for "Gravity" goes light on the plot and heavy on the visual splendor. "Gravity" tells the story of Bullock's Dr. Ryan Stone and Clooney's astronaut Matt Kowalsky after their space ship gets destroyed and they get stranded out in space. Cuaron seems to have intentionally shot those scenes of destruction to be terrifying, but nothing is more chilling here than the final shot of Stone drifting alone out in space. Check out the trailer below.
After years of waiting, the first footage from Alfonso Cuaron's first film since "Children of Men," "Gravity," is now online. In a teaser for the full trailer, which drops tomorrow, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney face outer space peril when their shuttle is destroyed.
Even in the brief clip, you can already see the impressive effects work that has taken a long time to perfect.
Check out the teaser for "Gravity" after the jump!
There has been a ton of speculation about Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird's sci-fi collaboration "Tomorrowland" (named after a Disney theme world), formerly titled "1952." Plot comparisons to Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters" had fans extremely excited, and then a fascinating article from entertainment journalist and Disney expert Jim Hill popped up that took the mysterious project in a slightly different direction.
Hill claimed the film, inspired by a box of Disney World memorabilia circa 1952, would be based on an unproduced television series that the U.S. government approached Walt with. The show would reveal to American audiences that those alien buggers they had been hearing about all over the news were real. A scoop on website HitFix, however, suggests yet another possibility — one that could be even stranger than the "UFOs are real" plotline. A leaked synopsis being used by a Hollywood agency to cast the 2014 film reads as follows:
Brad Bird's "Tomorrowland" is close to casting a formidable villain. It's being reported that Hugh Laurie is in talks to play the top-secret project's antagonist.
The Hollywood Reporter has the news about Laurie, though no hints as to who his character is or why he will act as a villain. In fact, very few details are known about the project beyond the fact it used to be called "1952" and is supposed to be similar to "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."