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This week: See the beauty of a magical miniature world in the animated family film "Epic," which features the voices of Colin Farrell, Beyonce Knowles and many more.
Also new this week is this year's Best Foreign Language Film, "Amour"; Robert De Niro and John Travolta going mano a mano in "Killing Season"; and "Scary MoVie," the latest sequel in the unkillable horror spoof series. Get More »
So many actors have tried, and so many actors have failed. Accents have long proven to be one of the hardest things to hone when it comes to a film role. While Irish seems to be the most challenging of dialects to lock down, there are also other accents — even American — that have yet to be mastered in cinema.
Playing a Serbian posing as a Bosnian in the upcoming "Killing Season," John Travolta is going a rare route. It's debatable whether he can pull it off, but he doesn't have to worry about sounding all sorts of wrong if he's in the company of these actors with the worst movie accents. Get More »
It's John Travolta's experimental facial hair and accent against Robert De Niro's flannel shirts and shotguns in "Killing Season," an action thriller set in the Appalachian Mountains.
Both of these guys are obviously screen legends, but they've both also seemingly had problems saying "no" to bad movies on occasion. Where this one will fall is anyone's guess until it hits on-demand outlets and theaters on July 12, but for now, it's fun watching them square off in this brand new trailer. De Niro plays a military vet sequestering himself away in the mountains who reluctantly becomes buddies with a European tourist (!) played by Travolta. Of course, as that beard should have signaled, Mr. Euro Tourist is up to no good.
Battling it out in rough mountain terrain, the two guys must go out it all Rambo/"Red Dawn" (the real one) style faster than one can yell "Wolverines!" Will Travis Bickle whip Vincent Vega? Probably not in a dance off, but maybe in a mountain gun battle.
UPDATE (6/12/13): The Church of Scientology's media center emailed us with this reaction to the piece:
The myth launched by a handful of self-promoters that After Earth is about the Scientology religion and its tenets is silly nonsense. After Earth has as much to do with Scientology as Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Moby Dick, King Arthur, Homer’s The Odyssey or countless other stories about protagonists overcoming fears and opponents. The Church’s website, www.scientology.org, contains accurate information on the Church and the many social programs it supports.
When the first trailer for the new Will Smith sci-fi epic "After Earth" came out, pundits immediately noticed the surface similarities to the Tom Cruise sci-fi epic "Oblivion," as both films deal with solitary heroes trying to survive on a future version of our own ravaged homeworld. Now, though, a somewhat less obvious parallel is being drawn by some critics who are suggesting that "After Earth" is actually heavily based on Scientology, the religion that Cruise helped make famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view). Get More »
Whaddya do when on the day before you're set to get hitched, you happen to hit your local dive and randomly across a majorly recognizable celeb sittin' at the bar solo, nursing a brewsky in a ball cap and blue jeans like he's some kinda normie? Especially if it's a guy like, say, John Travolta whose ability to cut a rug is beyond well-documented*?
Duh, you totally throw caution to the wind and toss that sucker an invite.
So, as you might have guessed (whether by the non-hypothetical above or the picture here), this is pretty much exactly what happened recently down in Georgia. Get More »
In the 19 years since "Pulp Fiction" hit theaters, the film that made Quentin Tarantino a superstar has become a bona fide cinematic classic. Hell, it was a classic from the moment it first screened at the Cannes Film Festival. But as a new oral history of the film in Vanity Fair shows, "Pulp Fiction" was almost a very different film.
Forget Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and John Travolta. How about "Pulp Fiction" starring Paul Calderon, Matt Dillon and Daniel Day-Lewis? Get More »
This week: Pixar churns out another animated blockbuster with "Brave," featuring the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Waters, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and many more.
Not all great cinema stars have the most auspicious beginnings to their lives in celluloid. Some start in commercials, TV, bit parts, background work. Hell, a few even dabble in porn (we're looking at you, Sylvester Stallone).
Ground zero for acting talent, more often than not, is the horror genre. This being Halloween season, we decided to highlight a few mega-talents who jumpstarted their careers in much the same way they entered the world: naked, screaming and covered in blood. Get More »
Actors are trained to be able to portray just about anything their role calls for, but there's one thing even the best actors can't possibly fake: Singing.
That's why we're always so impressed when actors sing on screen rather than just lip-synch some professional musician. Case in point: Next week's "Pitch Perfect," which features stars such as Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson belting out tunes like the divas they were meant to be. Get More »
Based on the acclaimed novel by Don Winslow, it follows two upwardly mobile young pot dealers played by Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as they attempt to rescue their shared polyamorous girlfriend Ophelia (Blake Lively) from a mean old Mexican drug cartel. Salma Hayek, John Travolta, and Benicio Del Toro will help spread some of the glorious mayhem. Get More »