First Clip from PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES
by Matt Goldberg Posted: May 3rd, 2011
Disney has released the first clip from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. I’ve always felt like I was in the minority of being interested in a new Pirates film since I don’t know many folks who enjoy the sequels (they’re big, bombastic, and don’t always hit their mark, but they take a lot of chances that pay off). However, last week, Company Town reported that On Stranger Tides could be the year’s first $100m+ opening weekend because the film is tracking so well.
But this first clip from the film gives me pause. The way Jack frees himself from the guards with a simple flip of the wrists looks silly and for an escape from the palace, I’m confused as to why he’s going away from the window. Of course, the big problem with clips is that they lack context, so hopefully this scene will work better when I see the film. Hit the jump to check out the clip. The film stars Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, and Geoffrey Rush. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides opens in 3D on May 20th.
Justin Bartha On Set Interview THE HANGOVER PART II
by Andre Dellamorte Posted: May 3rd, 2011For The Hangover Justin Bartha’s Doug was the impetus for the story, but he spent much of the movie sidelined as his disappearance fueled the story. For the sequel, The Hangover Part II, Bartha returns as Doug and from his own words has a bit more to do this time out. We got a chance to talk to him as the movie was filming – he wasn’t on set the day we visited, and he talked about his character in the film, The Hangover’s cultural resonance and what it’s like to return to a character. Check out our interview after the jump.
THE HANGOVER PART II On Set Interview with Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Director Todd Phillips
by Andre Dellamorte Posted: May 3rd, 2011For the set visit to The Hangover Part II, secrecy was critical. What we saw we were told not to write about until now, and what we were told was minimal. Though now the general premise and storyline has been outed by the trailer, when we came on all that was known was that the boys would be going to the Far East for their adventures.
When we went to the Warner Brothers lot, it was dressed as a shitty Thai apartment, where Ed Helms was running around in his underwear with a tattoo on his face, Zach Galifianakis had a shaved head, and Bradley Cooper was wrestling with a monkey. Even that was deemed too much new information. Check after the jump for more.
Saoirse Ronan to Star in Adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s THE HOST
by Matt Goldberg Posted: May 3rd, 2011Saoirse Ronan is one of the best young actors working today and she’s managed to give impressive performances regardless of whether she’s in a great film (Hanna) or an atrocious one (The Lovely Bones). Here’s hoping that The Host is the former because Deadline is reporting that Ronan has landed the lead role. Based on the novel by Twilight author Stephanie Meyer, The Host is about an alien species called “Souls” that latch on to human hosts, destroy their consciousness, and erase their personalities. Ronan would play Melanie Stryder, one of the remaining free humans who is captured by the aliens and implanted with a Soul called “Wanderer”. Wanderer intends to make Stryder give up the location of her cohorts, but instead becomes impressed by Melanie’s unwillingness to surrender her consciousness, and Wanderer becomes driven to connect the young woman to her former life.
Writer Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show) wrote the script and was set to direct before moving on to the sci-fi drama Now starring Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake. But since that film is now mostly finished, it’s possible that Niccol may return to The Host. Hit the jump for a synopsis of the novel.