If you've ever seen an episode of "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia" or have caught even a glimpse of today's "Horrible Bosses," then you already know that Charlie Day personifies the term "scene stealer." And fortunately for us, Guillermo Del Toro has deigned to channel Day's nervous "doofus" energy in the most unlikely of ways: as a scientist in his upcoming alien movie, "Pacific Rim."
"This role isn’t comedic,” Day told The Los Angeles Times about his character. “It’s just quirky. I’m really excited about it because it’s something very different for me. I play a scientist, so this guy can read and write. Unlike my other characters, this guy’s not an idiot. He’s a scientist who has knowledge of these creatures."
In the casting news after the jump, Mark Wahlberg and Jonah Hill team up, an actor from "Modern Family" joins "The To Do List," and Melissa McCarthy and Ryan Lee jump on board Judd Apatow's latest comedy.
Now that "Super 8" has finally arrived in theaters, we can talk freely amongst ourselves about how awesome it is. Haters, hit the road, this post is for my fellow "Super 8" super fans.
There are a lot of things to love about this film, my favorite being the young cast members. They are just so darn adorable! If you need further proof, watch them talk about the best "Super 8" mystery theories here.
Another example of their heart-melting adorableness is their movie-within-a-movie, "The Case," a zombie movie that the six youngsters actually wrote and directed themselves. Unfortunately I went to an early screening of the film and did not know to stay through the credits to see "The Case" in all its splendor, I found out the hard way afterward. Watch the boys' absolutely priceless reactions to this sad news below, followed by a few more details about their short film, and their brief explanation of why other filmgoers should not repeat my mistake.
"Aww, nooo! You didn't stay?!?" exclaimed Zach Mills, Riley Griffiths, Gabriel Basso, Ryan Lee and Joel Courtney, collectively.
"Super 8" has a lot going for it, what with all the mystery, creative advertising, A-list blockbuster-making pedigree of director J.J. Abrams and producer Steven Spielberg and such. The film's major selling point, and the six things you're going to remember long after you waltz out of the theater however, are the talented young actors who absolutely steal the show.
After the jump, check out our brief primer on the kids of "Super 8"!
J.J. Abrams is having a good autumn. The noted producer and director ended the summer with a look towards the small screen: alongside Bad Robot, Abrams is setting up an Alcatraz-themed show at Fox, crime thriller "Person of Interest" with CBS and, as reported yesterday, the tentatively titled "Odd Jobs" starring Terry O'Quinn and Michael Emerson, with no network currently attached.
But it's not just television that's keeping Abrams busy, as the filmmaker is finally settling into the director's chair on "Super 8," his mysterious new directing vehicle that began shooting in West Virgina on Monday, reports Risky Business.
Already, "Super 8" has assembled quite the cast list in the form of Elle Fanning and Kyle Chandler in the lead roles. Fanning is the younger sister of Dakota Fanning, while Chandler is best known for his starring role on NBC's "Friday Night Lights" series. Read More...