It has been a while since we’ve seen the Funny or Die’s public access interview show Between To Ferns, in fact the last time we saw an episode, host Zach Galifianakis was interviewing President Barrack Obama. The sketch features the comedian as a host asking celebrities and even the President of the United States some rather rude, vulgar, and even insulting questions. His latest victim is Brad Pitt, star of Fury – or is it Furry? As usual the guest plays as himself, but this time Pitt can barley tolerate Galifianakis’ questions, and goes to great lengths to restrain himself from resorting to physical violence. What’s more, the interview is interrupted by an impromptu stand-up act from a very well-known comedian. Won’t spoil who it is, but you’ll just hit the jump to see who it is. [Read more...]
Trailers Weekly is a feature in which we bring you the most popular and talked about trailers of the week. Sharing trailers is a classic viral practice, and trailers are still the most mainstream way for people to learn about movies. We’ve got trailers from Camp X-Ray, Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story Of Cannon Films, LFO, Focus, and A Merry Friggin Christmas. Hit the jump to see them all. [Read more...]
Dracula is a pretty iconic character. Since 1931, the character has seen many revisions and alterations, and numerous origins stories, so to sell first time director Gary Shore‘s Dracula Untold, Universal is pitching this as the untold story of Vlad the Impaler, who would become Dracula, by mixing history (or lack thereof), fiction (there is a whole lot of it), visual effects, and by subtly telling us that he isn’t the only monster to walk the earth. In fact, the film is actually an extension of the larger monster universe that Universal is now building where the classic monsters of yesteryear are now walking amongst us in modern times.
Because everyone else’s films are serialized and building to have larger story arcs, why not use it on the classic monsters that we all know and love. Problem is, Dracula Untold kicks things off in the most generic way. While it is a seemingly fun twist on the iconic character, Dracula Untold wastes a whole lot of potential. Hit the jump for more. [Read more...]
Walt Disney Studios has just released the first trailer for Tomorrowland, directed by Brad Bird, featuring a screenplay written co-written by Bird and Damon Lindelof. Much of the film has been kept a secret, but from what we’ve learned through early teases, viral marketing, and the D23 expo, the film was said to be be an early look at the sci-fi oddities that people were fascinated with in the early days of the sci-fi genre. The film was actually scheduled for a December 2014 release, until it was pushed back to its new summer 2015 release.
The film centers on a former boy genius (George Clooney) who teams up with a troubled but bright and optimistic teen (Britt Robertson) and set off on a quest to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” The film also stars Hugh Laurie,Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, and Thomas Robinson. Hit the jump to check out the first trailer for Disney’s Tomorrowland. [Read more...]
Exclusive Interview: Gary Shore Talks ‘Dracula Untold,’ Monster Universe, What Dracula Means To Him, And More
Dracula Untold tells the often unheard story of the character’s origins. In the film Luke Evans plays Vlad The Impaler, a loyal prince to a small kingdom and family man , who will sacrifice his humanity to gain the dark powers he needs to save everything that he holds dear. The film is said to be the launching pad of the rumored monsters universe that Universal Pictures is creating. So it should be interesting to see if audiences respond well to the origins story.
We recently go the opportunity to speak to the director of Dracula Untold, Gary Shore. In it, he talks about what the character means to him, the responsibility of maintaining Dracula’s iconic status as a cinematic character, future films, and where he sees this Dracula going from here. The film also stars with Sarah Gadon and Dominic Cooper. Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more...]