Ashanti once sang, “I wanna be like those girls in the movies, to have a man so in love it makes him drop to his knees.” And who can really blame the girl? Unless you’ve lucked up and snagged yourself a die-hard romantic man, for many of us, the big screen is the only place where we’ll get to experience flamboyant, over-the-top and maybe even a tad bit cheesy declarations of affection. The next time your man gets into a habit of forgetting that you’re a female with feelings who likes to be treated as such, pop in one of these flicks to be reminded how it’s done. And for the fellas, just take notes… ( Continue )
Citizens of Pittsburgh, your local authorities have a message for you: If you hear gunshots, carnage, or superhero antics in your streets this weekend, do not assume that it’s because The Dark Knight Rises is filming. According to a report, Pittsburgh police want the city’s residents to dial 911 any time a mysterious noise disturbs them — even if it’s clearly just Christian Bale hollering about craft services and commanding Anne Hathaway to step away from his finger sandwich. The authorities have Pittsburgh’s best interest in mind, but still — I hope they aren’t deluged with reports of a rowdy thug who keeps claiming to be through with batsuits professionally. [ WTAE via Vulture ]
The gods of cinema and/or the slow news day have smiled on film buffs worldwide with the discovery of The White Shadow , a long-lost silent 1923 melodrama by a young director named Alfred Hitchcock. It’s no Vertigo , but hopes are that it’ll help us determine how The Master got there.
When the teaser trailer for Killer Elite arrived in June , it presented a wealth of ridiculous awesomeness (Jason Statham jumping out a window while attached to an interrogation chair) and even more ridiculous facial hair (Clive Owen’s villainous moustache; Robert De Niro’s Saddam Hussein beard). Both traits are still present in the new full-length trailer, as well as a host of clichéd one-liners that would even make Arnold Schwarzenegger groan with delight. Ahead, Movieline’s complete inventory of the madness.
The Toronto International Film Festival has further sweetened an already-savory crop of films for 2011 , today announcing a slate of nonfiction premieres from the likes of Werner Herzog, Nick Broomfield, Jonathan Demme, Alex Gibney, Morgan Spurlock, Frederick Wiseman and a range of others. Subjects include death row, Paul Williams, ice-hockey brutality, Comic-Con, Hurricane Katrina, Siberian models and Sarah Palin. Yes, again . Check out the festival’s full announcement below.
Before Captain America: First Avenger was released in July, much was made about how the title — and title character in his red, white and blue — would play in foreign markets. In fact, three countries (Russia, Ukraine and South Korea) even decided to release the film with the Marvel-approved shortened title The First Avenger . Following a successful showing stateside , good ol’ Cap made his worldwide debut in many big foreign markets over the weekend; as the numbers trickle in, it looks he’s got some pretty enthusiastic allies.
What do you do when your two middle-aged alcoholic neighbors — one, a raging homophobe and the other, a flamboyant gay man — scream insults at each other all day long? If you’re Eddie Lee Sausage and Mitchell D, and encountering this problem in San Francisco in the late ’80s, you start recording. Then, thirty years later, you splice the audio together with interviews to make a Tribeca Film documentary called Shut Up Little Man! Take a look at the trailer ahead.
Sad news: According to an L.A. Times report, former NFL all-pro defensive end and actor Bubba Smith passed away this week at the age of 66. Smith was reportedly found deceased in his Los Angeles home, likely having succumbed to natural causes. While known for his outstanding pro-football career in the ’60s and ’70s, Smith followed sports stardom by transitioning into an acting career highlighted by his iconic turn as the gentle florist-turned-cop, Moses Hightower, in all but one of the Police Academy films.
When Oscar-winner Francis Ford Coppola took to Comic-Con to present his new horror project Twixt , he blew minds in Hall H by live-editing footage from his iPad. Now you can watch the first trailer for Twixt to get a taste of what Coppola’s got cooking with his Gothic murder-mystery tale about a hack novelist named Hall Baltimore (Val Kilmer) who befriends a ghostly girl named V ( Elle Fanning ) while searching for his next story in a small California town.
During yesterday’s discussion of the new Funny Girl , Lea Michele, and Barbra Streisand, we took a look back at Babs’ hilarious 1972 comedy What’s Up, Doc? and wondered who is 2011′s equivalent of Madeline Kahn. How foolish we were. The answer is not Jayma Mays or Ari Graynor, but rib-tickling Change-Up star Leslie Mann. It’s a relief to finally get this right. Join Movieline ahead to compare Mann and Kahn’s filmographies, characters, and penchant for cray-cray.