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The holidays have come a bit early today. While "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" isn't due in theaters until Christmas, Fox has debuted the first trailer for Ben Stiller's latest directorial effort online at Apple Trailers.
What better way to chase an Oscar than to remake a '47 classic which itself was based on a short-story by James Thurber?
Stiller plays the title character, whose daydream world is filled with fantastical adventures that override the ho-hum banality of his everyday world. A real-life crisis involving Mitty and a coworker (played by Kristen Wiig), though, puts Walter in the position of taking some some real-world adventures instead. Get More »
There's something about the Boston accent in cinema that forces actors to feel like they really have to nail it. Of course, there are movies set in other cities (Chicago or New York, for example) featuring normally straight-voiced actors straining to sound like they're from the area. But it's not as seemingly mandatory as it is with a Boston-set movie. Get More »
This week: Director J.A. Bayona's gut-wrenching "The Impossible" starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts in her Oscar-nominated role tells the true story of one family's struggle for survival after the 2004 tsunami that devastated Thailand and much of the surrounding region.
Also new this week is the troubled "Gangster Squad" with Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling; Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land" with Matt Damon and John Krasinski; and the Blu-ray 3D debut of the original "Jurassic Park." Get More »
Winning an Oscar represents the culmination of years of labor and faith in the careers of those who work in film. When your name is called, it's etched in stone forever, never to be taken away by anyone or anything. And that's all fantastic.
There's one final detail that can still go terribly awry, however; something that can, fair or unfair, eternally undermine your win and your performance in the film: A botched acceptance speech.
Don't **** up the acceptance speech.
Here are nine unfortunate incidences of a less-than-stellar moment in the Oscar spotlight. Get More »
"Here's where you make out with my wife."
If you've ever said that, you're either recreationally into that sort of thing (and we here at NextMovie hold no judgment) or you're a Hollywood director married to an actress in the movie you're directing. Get More »
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• Sam Fisher lives! Tom Hardy has signed on to play the lead role in "Splinter Cell," the adaptation of the Ubisoft video game series featuring a covert operative and his sweet undercover moves. [Deadline]
• Isla Fisher is ready to make "The Switch." The "Bachelorette" beauty is in talks to join the "Jackie Brown" prequel, which would see her in the role of Melanie, originally played by Bridget Fonda. [Variety]
• Sylvester Stallone is going indie! The "Expendables" star recently wrapped a top secret supporting role in "Reach Me," a drama centering on a group of people who all have a connection to a self-help book authored by a reclusive former football coach. [Variety] Get More »
Throughout the ages, comedians with the sharpest of wits and highest of brows have sought to expand our minds and tickle our funny bones by strapping on fake boobs and speaking in falsetto. Sure, it might seem cheap, childish and subtly sexists, but who cares? Based on the box office receipts, we can't get enough of it!
Now Sean Penn is getting serious about dressing in drag for "This Must Be the Place" (in theaters Nov. 2). But can he activate our drag gag reflexes as thoroughly as those faux femmes from bygone days? Let's review the fugly competition.
(Originally published on Nov. 10, 2011)
After the terrible tragedy in Aurora, Colorado this summer that left 12 audiences members dead at a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises," the folks behind the upcoming film "Gangster Squad" were faced with a dilemma as one of the main sequences in the film revolved around gangsters opening fire inside a crowded theater. What could they do?
Well, now the brand new trailer for the revised version of "Gangster Squad" is here and it features a brilliant answer: A whole lot more Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
As America attempts to deal with last Friday morning's Colorado shooting, which left 12 theater patrons dead during a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises," Warner Bros. is dealing with the far less important but no less delicate task of deciding how to respond to the attack on screen as well as off screen.
Before the 1990s, there was a stretch of time -- roughly 10 years or so -- we refer to as "the '80s." It was, like, this totally rad era in which a geriatric Rodney Dangerfield could be a party animal, coke was a problem and New Coke was an even gnarlier problem. And the only rule for your hair was that it had to appear hilarious to anyone not living in the '80s.
With the jukebox broadway musical "Rock of Ages" coming to theaters, we say it's time to grab a pogo ball and hop our way through the historical hallway of hairstyles, searching for what made '80s yearbooks into the comedy treasure chests they've become.