New Images from THE HUNGER GAMES, 21 JUMP STREET, and BLACKBIRD
by Matt Goldberg Posted: May 19th, 2011 at 2:27 pm
Yesterday, we showed you the first look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in Gary Ross’ adaptation of The Hunger Games. Today, two more images of Lawrence in Katniss garb have gone online along with a new look at Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in 21 Jump Street as well as a couple images from the indie crime thriller Blackbird, which stars Charlie Hunnam, Olivia Wilde, and Eric Bana.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The Hunger Games opens March 23, 2012. 21 Jump Street is set for March 16, 2012. No release date has been announced for Blackbird.
New Featurette for THE HANGOVER PART II
by Matt Goldberg Posted: May 19th, 2011 at 1:24 pm
Warner Bros. has released a five-minute featurette for The Hangover Part II. I watched it not because I wanted to get a head-start on the jokes or to hear about how the actors had such a fun time making the movie. I wanted someone to explain how this movie isn’t simply a retreat of the first film. Perhaps some people want more of the same and that’s fine, but a change of setting and some new shenanigans may not be enough to carry the movie. I get incredibly nervous every time I hear Stu say “I can’t believe this is happening again!” Unfortunately, this featurette features no explanation and it actually has a potentially major spoiler if you’re checking the background for a certain character.
But if you want to hear the cast talk about how the movie is better without scaring off the people who are afraid of getting anything different from their sequels, then hit the jump to check out the featurette. The film stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis. The Hangover Part II opens May 26th. http://collider.com/hangover-2-featurette/91777/
Vin Diesel to Produce and Star in Action-Comedy THE MACHINE
by Matt Goldberg Posted: May 19th, 2011 at 1:02 pm
Vin Diesel provided the voice for eponymous character in 1999’s The Iron Giant and he’s about go back to robotics. Heat Vision reports that Diesel will produce and star in the action comedy The Machine for MGM. Diesel will play “a human-like machine created in secrecy by the Pentagon as the world’s first true ultimate weapon. Twenty years after the project was buried and decommissioned for reasons unknown, The Machine is discovered by a kid who befriends him. When the government learns it has been reactivated, the Machine must protect the family harboring him.” So it’s kind of like The Iron Giant except without the charming animation.
Hit the jump for more details on the film and why I don’t think we’re getting anything close to the level of quality seen in The Iron Giant. http://collider.com/vin-diesel-the-machine/91773/