In a baffling display of human emotion, teenagers seem really excited about something in the future. More specifically, they're, "AHHH SO EXCITED" about the upcoming Hunger Games flick, "Catching Fire."
Teenagers, who are widely regarded as the surliest beings on the planet, typically exhibit sourpuss expressions and an affliction for loitering in public places, like local Taco Bells. Their interest in music, literature, and cinema can be summed up with the single word, "whatever."
At the New York City premiere of "World War Z," Brad Pitt revealed that his son, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, will make his feature film debut alongside his dad in the new zombie horror film opening this weekend. In his cameo role, Maddox plays a very short-lived Zombie!
"He gets shot in the head," Pitt explained to reporters at E! News. "He gets shot multiple times... I don't know what that says about me as a parent."
With parents as well-versed in high intensity action movies as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, it comes as no surprise that their eldest son is ready to take his first step into the Hollywood limelight. In fact, this story sounds very similar to that of power couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's son, and current "After Earth" star, Jaden Smith. It turns out the two child stars have more in common than you'd think! Check out our list below!
"World War Z" is upon us: Are you prepared? Probably not, huh? Well, here are eight basic facts about surviving in this brave new world, but I highly suggest you refer to Max Brooks' "Zombie Survival Guide" for the full picture. You're lazy, you say? Too bad. You read or you die. It's that simple.
Yesterday, we lost one of our very best actors, James Gandolfini, who died of an alleged heart attack while on vacation in Italy at the age of 51. Gandolfini will always be best known for his role on "The Sopranos," but a scene in "True Romance" perfectly captures everything he brought to the screen.
The scene, which was written by Quentin Tarantino and co-stars Patricia Arquette, is both horrifying and dark humorous in its brutality, and Gandolfini is pitch perfect as the thug hired to find the stolen cocaine.
Gandolfini's legacy will continue to live out on the screen in a scenes like the one above. Share your favorite James Gandolfini moments in the comments below.
Depending on where your opinion of "Man of Steel" lies, you may have spent the past week singing the praises of Zack Snyder for being the director to finally get Superman right. His take on the last son of Krypton is certainly worth discussing, but another one of his movies, his first, deserves a second look this week for an entirely unrelated reason.
In light of Brad Pitt's "World War Z" hitting screens this week, it's worth remembering that Snyder's 2004 remake of "Dawn of the Dead" is the best modern zombie movie.
Now that "Star Trek Into Darkness" is finally out in the universe, director J. J. Abrams can finally focus on a different universe all together: the Star Wars universe. Last week, Schmoes Know released the highly-sought after potential plot synopsis for "Star Wars VII" that was apparently intercepted from Bad Robot Productions. "Two 17 year old twins, a girl and a boy, are trained by their uncle Luke to be the greatest Jedi’s in the galaxy," states the alleged plot synopsis. "Problems arise when the male twin turns to the dark side."
This, of course, alludes to both Jaina Solo and Jacen Solo being the focus of the new trilogy; two characters made popular by the Star Wars Expanded Universe. While this information makes heaps of sense, we can't help but wonder how accurate these reports really are. We also can't help but wonder which minor characters from the original trilogy will be making the leap over to the new. Take Garindan for example, the Kubaz spy who sells out Skywalker and the gang in "A New Hope."
On June 14th, the world will be saved...again. "Man of Steel," the latest superhero film by Zack Snyder, director of "Watchmen" and "300," features a new face to star as Superman: 30-year-old Henry Cavill. With slicked-back hair and thick rimmed glasses, you might not even realize he is Superman, or better yet, British.
Along with being made of steel, Cavill is best known as being one of the sexiest Brits alive. He is the first British actor to score the coveted role of Superman, the ultimate American hero. If a Brit can make it as an American hero, which American actors and actresses would make the cut as British heroes?
We've decided to cast some familiar Americans as British hero roles, along with the villains he or she would face. Check out our picks after the jump!
"Dahling, don't forget the opera glasses, and do put on a tie. If we're going to watch Will Smith battle zombie ex-presidents for control of the White House, we need to look quite fetching."
This is the future, according to George Lucas. No, not a zombie apocalypse led by Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon (though we'd love to see what that'd look like), but a future where going to the movies will be comparable to going to the opera or a Broadway show. It's a dark, dark future where a ticket to the big summer blockbuster could cost you $50, $100, maybe even $150.
Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" hits theaters this weekend with jacked-up Brit Henry Cavill stepping into the role of the last son of Krypton. As excited as we are for Cavill (any Tudors fans out there?), we thought we'd pay tribute to another great Superman: Christopher Reeve. Here are five things you may not have known about 1978's "Superman: The Movie."
1) Superman could have been played by Arnold Schwarzenegger: Though Reeve seemed tailor-made for the role (and certainly owned it, at least for the first two Superman movies — let's not think about the rest), he by no means had the role in the bag. In fact, Schwarzenegger was considered a frontrunner along with Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, and Nick Nolte before the filmmakers decided to cast the relatively unknown Reeve. Rumor has it that Nolte was offered the part, but the actor refused to take it unless Clark Kent was made a schizophrenic.
2) Marlon Brando refused to memorize his lines: And instead read them off whatever prop was handy, such as baby Kal-El's diaper. He was paid $3.7 million for his trouble (plus a percentage of the profits, for a grand total of $14 million). Bonus Fun Fact: Brando reportedly suggested his image not be used on screen at all and that it instead be replaced with a glowing, levitating green bagel. The producers could never figure out whether this suggestion was in jest or not, and so they formally rejected it.
3) The "S" didn't stand for "Superman" then either: We all know that the stylized "S" on the "Man of Steel" suit means hope in Snyder's revised version of the comic book hero; however, in the 1978 movie the "S" was described as the family seal for the House of El. It was actually Brando's idea that he wear the "S" on his Kryptonian costume as well, thus denoting the glyph's origin.
4) The credits sequence cost more than most movies did: For the time anyways. Watch the opening below:
5) Gene Hackman was tricked into shaving off his mustache: At first, the actor refused to part with his facial hair. But then director Richard Donner made a deal with him: If Hackman cut off his mustache, Donner would get rid of his. Little beknownst to Hackman, Donner had no mustache. Moral of the story: Meet your director face-to-face before making any sort of bargain with him.