New Images and Cringe-Worthy Clip from THIS MUST BE THE PLACE Starring Sean Penn
by Matt Goldberg Posted: May 20th, 2011 at 9:23 am
Watching the first clip from the upcoming drama This Must Be the Place, I can’t help but think that star Sean Penn was re-watching I Am Sam and though to himself, “Yeah, I can top that.” So instead of going full-retard, Penn is going full old-rock-star parody. We’ve already seen his Robert Smith-inspired attire, but wait until you hear how Penn decides to deliver dialogue. It sounds like a cross between a nerdy teenager and present-day Ozzy Osbourne. It’s awful and I can’t tell if co-star Frances McDormand is embarrassed or just trying really hard not to laugh.
Oh, for those that don’t know about the plot, it’s about an aged rock star who decides to follow in his late father’s footsteps and become a Nazi hunter. I’m not making that up. Hit the jump to check out new images from the film along with the glorious clip. This Must Be the Place also stars newcomer Eve Newsome as a gothic-punk music fan who is close friends with Penn’s character, Cheyenne.
First Image of Tom Hardy as Bane in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES; Viral Campaign Launches
by Matt Goldberg Posted: May 20th, 2011 at 8:30 am
On the heels of yesterday’s announcement that filming had commenced on The Dark Knight Rises, we now have learned that the film’s viral campaign has begun. You may recall that the alternate-reality game (ARG) for The Dark Knight was fairly epic and resulted in fun treasure hunts, deciphering, and ultimately tickets to see the film early. TDKR is over a year away, but viral marketing waits for no one! Today, the official website (thedarkknightrises.com) launched and had two interesting aspects. First up, the audio on the website is some weird chanting (The League of Shadows? A poor recording of the 1994 album “Chant”?). Secondly, every time someone tweets the hashtag #thefirerises, a new image appears on this site. The tiny image is your Twitter profile pic, but they’re being arranged and contrasted in such a way as to show a larger image. Some smart folks went digging through the source code and uncovered the image being built was the first image of Tom Hardy as Bane. I suppose a more appropriate hashtag is now “#viralthwarted”.
Hit the jump to check out the image. The Dark Knight Rises also stars Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, and Michael Caine. It opens July 20, 2012. [We have now updated the image with a high-resolution version]http://collider.com/dark-knight-rises-movie-image-bane-viral/91887/