It's a good casting week for charming, dark-haired actors — both Jason Schwartzman and Max Greenfield have joined the casts of buzzy upcoming movies. While Schwartzman will be working for acclaimed director Tim Burton, Greenfield will be reprising one of his famous TV roles. Additionally, Jennifer Lopez also nailed down a dramatic role, and a cast member was added to The Maze Runner. Start clicking to get details on these and more casting updates!
The trailer for Crystal Fairy is the ideal antidote to seeing Michael Cera go psycho in the Magic Magic trailer. In this more lighthearted indie, Cera plays Jaime, a free-wheeling kid visiting Chile (yes, just like in Magic Magic — that movie and Crystal Fairy share the same director, Sebastian Silva). Jamie's not really there to learn the language or absorb culture, though: he wants to do drugs, specifically mescaline. Adding to all the madness is "Crystal Fairy" herself, a hippie chick played by Gaby Hoffman.
Cera and Hoffman make an interesting pair in this movie, and while I'm usually a bigger fan of Cera, I'm kind of fascinated by Hoffman's performance — the child actress is all grown up (and baring it all). Beyond that, you may have to really, really enjoy watching people take drugs to enjoy Crystal Fairy, so to get a taste before the movie's July 12 release, just keep reading.
Christian Grey's Hollywood future is becoming a reality: author E.L. James announced on Twitter that Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct Fifty Shades of Grey, the adaptation of James's steamy novel. British director Taylor-Johnson (who is married to actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson) is best known for the young John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy, and it sounds like the female filmmaker is a fan of the book. In a statement, Taylor-Johnson said, "I am excited to be charged with the evolution of Fifty Shades of Grey from page to screen. For the legions of fans, I want to say that I will honor the power of Erika's book and the characters of Christian and Anastasia. They are under my skin too." As for casting, we'll still have to wait — but we have plenty of suggestions!
Animated sequel Despicable Me 2 comes out on July 3, reuniting us with Steve Carell's animated antihero Gru. Besides Gru's minions, there are more characters to check out this time around, including Lucy Wilde, voiced by the hilarious Kristen Wiig. We have an exclusive peek at Lucy, along with a cute clip of Wiig and Carell introducing the new character, who enters Gru's life and antagonizes him, but becomes his partner and friend (and maybe more, as you'll see!). Watch to see the two actors together and some cute footage from the film.
Nathan Fillon is Monsters University's resident big man on campus, but when I chatted with Fillion, the actor maintained that his real college persona was far from his animated character's. He also talked about what it's like to have your voice used for someone who's so flawed and smarmy, and how if he could voice any character, he'd pick an animated version of his short-lived series Firefly! Watch the interview to hear all that and more.
Ever wonder who yodels anymore? Well, Brad Pitt and Jimmy Fallon, for starters! The talk-show host and his guest, who's busy promoting World War Z, star in this pretty adorable clip in which they have a full-on yodel conversation from different NYC rooftops. They really go for it, and things get especially impressive with their "double yodel." Watch now to appreciate the fine voices and yodeling skills of Fallon and Pitt!
It's finally here! Just hours after gracing us with an epic mustache poster, we have the first full trailer for Anchorman: The Legend Continues. Ron Burgundy and his news team, including Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), are back and ready to tackle a 24-hour news channel. It's now the '80s, and aside from some subtle fashion updates, Ron is basically the same: vain, vaguely racist, and totally hilarious. The trailer is also star-studded, and it gives us a peek at the many cameos from the likes of Kristen Wiig and James Marsden, plus the return of Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate).
Even if you're a longtime fan who's afraid the sequel may not be as good as the original, there's no way you can't be psyched about this movie. I laughed out loud several times and seriously just can't wait for the privilege of hanging out with Ron Burgundy again. Anchorman: The Legend Continues comes out Dec. 20, and you can watch the trailer now after the jump.
The Bling Ring opens in wider release this weekend, and it marks Sofia Coppola's fifth time as director. The subject matter of a pack of young Hollywood-dwelling thieves may be new territory for her, but Coppola's latest effort still displays many of the trademarks that have become the director's signature. From the music to her muses and other things that scream Sofia, here are the elements you can expect to see in a Sofia Coppola film.
Charlie Day voices one of the characters in this week's release of Monsters University, the sequel to Pixar's Monsters Inc., and I sat down with the actor to chat about his voice role. The It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star talked about curbing his impulse to cuss for the family film, how his voice is perfect for an animated character, and his favorite Pixar movies.
Twelve years after Monsters, Inc. told us the story of two scary guys, Mike and Sulley, they're back in this weekend's Monsters University, and this time, we're going back to college with the beloved characters. The Pixar prequel gives us an origin story, but is the animated family film worth checking out, even if you're not a kid? Find out from our video movie review.
We still have a bit of time to wait to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 — it comes out May 2, 2014 — and now we have even more Spider-Man to look forward to in the future. Sony has set release dates for the third and fourth films: June 10, 2016, and May 4, 2018, meaning we'll be getting a new Spidey installment every two years. It's not just the release dates that are new either: this is the first we've heard of a fourth movie in the franchise starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Mark your calendar now (your decade calendar, that is).
I hope you're ready to see Leonardo DiCaprio looking slick on screen yet again this year, because the Great Gatsby star is trading the '20s for the '90s in The Wolf of Wall Street's trailer. DiCaprio stars as Jordan Belfort, a real-life stockbroker who made millions — but was convicted for committing fraud in the stock market. But at least, it seems, he had fun doing it: in the trailer, Jordan parties hard on his yacht, romances plenty of ladies, and dances like the police aren't knocking on his door. The movie, based on Belfort's memoir, is directed by Martin Scorsese, and has plenty of other big names besides its leading man, including Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, and Kyle Chandler.
Where do I even begin with this trailer? The antics (monkeys! Tossing little people!) and high living are so over the top that it's funny (seriously, watch that scene of Leo dancing again). And not only is this from Scorsese, it's Scorsese and DiCaprio working together yet again — this is their fifth time, and it looks like it might even top their previous collaborations. I can't wait to see more from this movie when it comes out Nov. 15, and you can watch the trailer right now after the jump.
True Blood returned with its season premiere this week, reuniting us with the citizens of Bon Temps and their current drama: the saga of "Billith," a werewolf pack transition, and a new political threat to the vampires. It's fun to see the characters again (and it's always nice to see resident heartthrobs Alexander Skarsgard, Joe Manganiello, and Ryan Kwanten), but after six seasons, True Blood doesn't feel like it has the same bite anymore. All the story lines feel tired, the sex and violence isn't as shocking as it once seemed — and for that matter, there's hardly any sex since Sookie is no longer torn between Bill and Eric. I'm still watching (out of loyalty or curiosity, I'm not quite sure), but I want to know if the once-hot show is still must-see TV for you. Let me know: are you still a fervent watcher of True Blood or have you moved past it?
How weird would it be for a massage therapist to just suddenly hate the idea of touching the skin of clients? That's the problem Rosemarie DeWitt's character Abby in Touchy Feely faces, but her new psychological burden isn't the only drama in her life. Her niece Jenny (Ellen Page) is also head over heels in love with Abby's boyfriend (the adorable Scoot McNairy, who made an impact last year in Argo.) Enter Allison Janney as the therapist who may be able to help.
While the premise is sort of strange, I'm dying to see this because it comes from writer/director Lynn Shelton, who made the touching and wonderful Your Sister's Sister, among her many credits. Plus, I love Janney in just about anything. Touchy Feely comes out Sept. 6, but you can watch the trailer after the jump.
Kanye West became a father this weekend. Kim Kardashian gave birth to their baby girl, and though it's his first child, it sounds like West has long been contemplating fatherhood. The rapper has mused about family, being a dad, and other thoughts that may indicate just what kind of father the well-dressed man will be. Let's go through his most telling rap lyrics for a preview.
It's not just dads who are getting gifts this Father's Day, because we're giving you some eye candy in honor of the holiday. Tons of Hollywood's hottest actors have played dads on the big screen, and somehow the whole father figure thing manages to make them cuter. Maybe it's the image of them with a baby carrier strapped to their chest, or maybe it's just adorable seeing them dole out fatherly advice. Either way, it works, and if you have any doubt, then click through this slideshow of the cutest movie dads.
True Blood comes back this weekend, but before it returns, get a preview of season six with a batch of photos from the upcoming season. There are lots of familiar faces, like Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and Sookie (Anna Paquin), along with the first look at several new characters. Click through to get acquainted before the season premiere!
Liam Hemsworth is ready to come out of the cold, Emma Watson is nailing down a franchise that's being compared to Game of Thrones, plus Mad Men's Christina Hendricks is playing mom in a coming-of-age adaptation. This casting news is on top of the recently announced Sandra Bullock casting in Annie and Tom Hanks's role in the adaptation of a Dave Eggers book. There are also brand-new parts for a Downton Abbey star and a Glee star, and Arnold Schwarzenegger may be returning to an iconic role. Click through to see all these new jobs and more!
In This Is the End, we see the likes of Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, and a slew of other stars gather together to face the apocalypse. The funny thing is, most of these guys are friends in real life — and have costarred together a lot of times before. Don't believe us? Take a look at the history of their overlapping résumés on both the big and small screens. And don't forget to watch two of these stars play us at Cards Against Humanity!
— Additional reporting by Becky Kirsch